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Anti-doping agencies subjected to ‘significant’ Russia-linked cyberattacks

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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Microsoft says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made "significant" attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September.

Can computers call a better game than human umpires? Major League Baseball wants to find out

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Major League Baseball is testing a system that uses radar at home plate to track pitches and make precise calls on strikes and balls, gauging whether computers can call a more accurate game than humans.

Caster Semenya case reignites debate over testosterone’s impact on athletic ability

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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Olympic runner Caster Semenya's battle against rules that would require women to lower naturally elevated testosterone levels in order to compete has reignited debates over how much the hormone can enhance athletic ability. 

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owner of NFL’s Seahawks and NBA’s Blazers, dead at 65

Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, who had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, died at 65 on Monday, his family said.

American World Cup fans in Russia should be wary of hackers, U.S. official says

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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The head of the U.S. counterintelligence and security centre says corporate and government officials are most at risk, but anyone's mobile device could be targeted.

6 Canadian women’s soccer players removed from FIFA 16 video game

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Six players from Canada's national women's soccer team will be removed from the new FIFA 16 video game days ahead of its general release, following a dispute with the NCAA.

Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics venues

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Memorable host cities for the Winter Olympics wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance of reliably hosting a Games in the next few decades amid climate change, according to a new report.