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IAAF Upholds Russia’s Ban From Athletics Into 2019

Russian athletes will remain banned from international competitions after the IAAF upheld the country's suspension into 2019. Athletics' governing body banned Russia in November 2015 because of evidence of state-sponsored doping. The ban will remain in place until samples and data from Moscow's former anti-doping laboratory are made available. Russia must also pay all costs incurred by the work of the IAAF's task force. "I hope they'll deliver the data by the end of this year," said Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF's…

IOC ‘Lifts’ Russia Olympic Ban

Russia's Olympic membership has been "fully restored" following its suspension from Pyeongchang 2018, the country's Olympic Committee (ROC) says. Russia was banned from February's Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over state-sponsored doping. Before Sunday's closing ceremony in South Korea, the IOC had said the ban would be lifted, so long as there were no more anti-doping violations. ROC president Alexander Zhukov welcomed the IOC's "important" decision. "The Russian Olympic Committee has had…

IOC Suspends Brazil Olympic Committee, Freezes All Payments To Body

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), on Friday, suspended head of Brazil’s national Olympics committee Carlos Nuzman over alleged involvement in vote-buying. Nuzman was on Thursday arrested by Brazilian authorities for allegedly arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games. The IOC also suspended him from all his positions and stripped him of his honorary membership and removed him from the coordination committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Following…

Paris To Host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles Takes 2028

Paris, the French capital, is set to stage the 2024 summer Olympic Games after rival candidate city Los Angeles accepted to host the 2028 Games. Paris and Los Angeles were both competing for the 2024 Summer Games after several other contenders backed-off, and the stage was set for Paris to win its bid when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Monday that they have reached a deal with Los Angeles to stage the 2028 edition. The IOC President, Thomas Bach in a statement said: "The IOC welcomes this…
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