Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports’ Category

2 Olympic champions suspended for doping after 2012 retests

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
London Olympics Weightlifting Men

Two Olympic champions and three other weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after retests on their urine samples from the 2012 London Games were shown to be positive for banned substances.

Olympic champ backs high school wrestler forced to cut dreadlocks

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
High School Wrestler Dreadlocks Cut

An Olympic champion wrestler has reached out to a New Jersey high school wrestler who had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit his bout.

IOC warns Olympic boxing in deep trouble despite AIBA’s claims

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Russia Box AIBA President England

The IOC has told Olympic bodies not to trust a recent claim by the president of amateur boxing's governing body that the sport's worst problems are over. The IOC says a Dec. 5 letter from AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov to boxing officials is "likely to cause confusion."

Sport minister Duncan ‘searching for actions’ to combat abuse of athletes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Canada's Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan applauded Wrestling Canada on Tuesday for being transparent about unhealthy and unsafe training environments in the sport, after the national sport organization commissioned an independent review to investigate reports of sexual abuse.

Canadian wrestlers want an independent body on safe sport issues

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Rio Olympics Wrestling Women

Canadian wrestlers are appealing to sport minister Kirsty Duncan to establish a third-party body to handle cases of harassment and abuse.

IOC inquiry leaves amateur boxing federation’s Olympic future in doubt

Friday, November 30th, 2018
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The International Olympic Committee ordered an inquiry Friday into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago. The IOC said AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry.

The inspiring Olympic dream of a 90-year-old woman

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Takamizawa

A Japanese grandmother was too busy working and being a mother to make it to the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. But she plans on learning English so she can be a tour guide for Tokyo 2020.

Watch the 2018 Super League Triathlon

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
women-triathlon

Watch live action from the 2018 Super League Triathlon in Mallorca, Spain.

Watch the 2018 Super League Triathlon

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
women-triathlon

Watch action from the 2018 Super League Triathlon in Malta beginning on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET.

Kip Keino says charges against him dropped in Olympic corruption case

Friday, October 19th, 2018
Athletics Kenya Corruption

Running great Kip Keino said Friday that charges against him in a Kenyan Olympic corruption case have been dropped and he has been released.