Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes of surprise test

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Russian anti-doping inspectors have again been accused of giving athletes advanced warning of what are meant to be surprise drug tests.

Tokyo Olympics to show off Japan’s advanced robot technology

Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games." Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.

Last call: Russian athletes no longer allowed to drink beer before doping tests

Friday, March 1st, 2019
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A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing "aggressive" athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances.

Athletes in Germany score win over Olympic restrictions to promote sponsors

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German federal agency ruled Wednesday that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed.

Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Breakdancing's conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.

New athlete-led movement aims to drive change across the sporting world

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Rob Koehler was tired of athletes being told to keep quiet and determined to see them balance the power with sports administrators. That's why the Montreal-based executive left the World Anti-Doping Agency to head up a new international athlete-led movement that launched Wednesday.

Pyeongchang, 1 year later: Olympic moments frozen in time

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Olympic gold medallist and photographer Kevin Light takes us on a journey through his lens one year after capturing some iconic scenes from the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.

End of an era: Lindsey Vonn, Aksel Lund Svindal ski into the sunset

Friday, February 8th, 2019
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This weekend, Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal will burst out of the start gate and barrel down the mountain for the final time at the world championships in Are, Sweden. One is a star-spangled, American, superstar. The other has embraced the persona of an attacking Viking. Together they have changed the sport of alpine skiing forever.

Finnish Olympic ski-jumping champ Matti Nykanen dead at 55

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Four-time Olympic ski-jumping champion Matti Nykanen, an icon from Finland whose personal life was affected by alcohol problems, has died at age 55.

Russia escapes punishment from WADA for missed deadline

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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The World Anti-Doping Agency says lab data handed over by Russian authorities is enough to avoid a new ban for the country's anti-doping agency. WADA is still working to analyze whether the data is genuine.