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WADA Athletes Committee calls for full Russian ban, 2019 December 8

The athlete committee of the World Anti Doping Agency is calling for Russia to be completely banned from the Olympics after the country “made a mockery not only those who play by the rules, but those who create and safeguard them.”

The WADA executive committee meets Monday to decide whether ...

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga, 2019 December 7

GENEVA (AP) - The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line.

World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state tampering with a ...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016, 2019 December 6

ATLANTA (AP) - Haley Anderson has been through this before.

In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition.

Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away.

This time, there is concern ...

Bach says IOC must abide by any Russian doping sanctions, 2019 December 5

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Any sanctions imposed on Russia in the latest fallout of a years-long doping scandal must be observed by the IOC, the Olympic body president Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been advised to ban Russia from hosting major sports events for four ...

Medvedev says Russia to 'fight' WADA on doping data decision, 2019 December 5

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian government has ordered officials “to fight for our interests” as the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares to rule on whether the country manipulated drug-testing data, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

A key WADA panel accuses Russia of digitally manipulating data it handed over in ...

Minnesota judge finds 'Miracle on Ice' star is mentally ill, 2019 December 5

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous.

Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged with ...

Egypt loses appeal against weightlifting doping ban, 2019 December 4

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Egypt has lost its appeal against a two-year ban from all international weightlifting competitions.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday upheld the sanction imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation.

It's the latest chapter in a story dating back to 2016, when seven Egyptians ...

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks, 2019 December 4

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials.

The IOC and the Tokyo organizing ...