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Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal for doping

Jul 13, 2013

Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal for doping

Olympic women's shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games a week ago after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. Two urine samples taken from the Belarussian before and after her win last Monday tested positive for metenolone, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a statement on Monday, the day after the Games ended. "Ostapchuk is disqualified from the women's shot put event, where she had placed first (and) is excluded from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012," the statement said #Olympics London 2012
Man on trial for abusing, throwing bottle at Bolt during Olympics

Jan 04, 2013

Man on trial for abusing, throwing bottle at Bolt during Olympics

The Jamaican sprinter did not hear the abuse or see a green Heineken bottle land behind the starting line, and went on to win the race in 9.63 seconds, the second-fastest time recorded. #NewsTracker #Usain Bolt #Olympics #London 2012
The most spectacular sports images of 2012

Dec 28, 2012

The most spectacular sports images of 2012

Sport produces moments of action, emotion and beauty. Here are some of the most spectacular images from this year's busy sports calendar. #Sebastian Vettel #Lionel Messi #London 2012 #Olympics 2012 #Rear View 2012 #Best sports photos
French Olympic champion quits swimming to make a living

Sep 14, 2012

French Olympic champion quits swimming to make a living

Olympic 4x100 freestyle relay champion Clement Lefert has quit swimming to go back to university, saying he will not be able to make a living out of his sport. #France #NewsTracker #Swimming #London 2012 #Clement Lefert
Aussies blame lack of unity for poor showing at Olympics

Sep 14, 2012

Aussies blame lack of unity for poor showing at Olympics

Australian swimmers suffered their worst Olympic performance for 20 years in London, failing to win an individual title and ending up with one relay gold, six silver and three bronze medals. #Australia #Olympics #Swimming #London 2012

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Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Sep 03, 2012

Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

What Pistorius achieved by complaining that the IPC needed to clarify the rules about the length of blades for Paralympic athletes, was to make the games even more mainstream. #HowThisWorks #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #London 2012 #Paralympics #Alan Oliveira
Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

Aug 29, 2012

Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

These are the role models that show anything is possible. They hold up a mirror to the rest of us who sit on our asses tweeting all day and make us look thoroughly lazy and feel rightly guilty. #InMyOpinion #Olympics #Oscar Pistorius #London 2012 #Paralympic

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Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

Sep 06, 2014

£30,000, 5 hours in surgery, weeks of mashed vegetables... but my implants really are worth it

Holly Merrick, 68, a retired sales manager from London, had teeth implants in October 2012 after separating from her husband of 15 years...
Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

Sep 04, 2014

'If she coughed or struggled for breath, she was not seen or heard': Staff at nursery where toddler choked to death on jelly found to be 'negligent'

Tiya Chauhan, aged 22 months, fell unconscious during a ‘free flow’ play session at the Dicky Birds nursery in Wimbledon, south London in August 2012...
Why the Paralympics are really the greatest show on earth

Sep 11, 2014

Oscar Pistorius battled adversity to become South Africa's golden boy

In the months following the London 2012 Olympics, Oscar Pistorius - the world's most famous Paralympian - was an angry, anxious and bitter man...