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Rights groups urge IOC to move 2022 Winter Olympics from China over human rights violations
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Rights groups urge IOC to move 2022 Winter Olympics from China over human rights violations

Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the Games because of alleged human rights violations.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Thailand bars weightlifters from participating in international competition amidst doping investigations
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Thailand bars weightlifters from participating in international competition amidst doping investigations

In response, the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association said it was launching an investigation into the doping ring and will not send athletes to compete at the international level

IAAF World Championship 2017: Usain Bolt receives unanimous praise despite missing gold in swansong race
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IAAF World Championship 2017: Usain Bolt receives unanimous praise despite missing gold in swansong race

From hailing Bolt as Sherlock Holmes to calling Justin Gatlin as drug cheat, the world reacts to Bolt's final individual race at the IAAF World Championship race

Russia stripped of Beijing Games silver in women's 4x400 relay over doping offence
Politics

Russia stripped of Beijing Games silver in women's 4x400 relay over doping offence

Russia have been stripped of the 4x400m women's relay silver medal from the Beijing Olympics after Anastasia Kapachinskaya tested positive for a steroid in a re-test of her sample

Now Russia faces possible suspension from Paralympic Games over doping scandal
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Now Russia faces possible suspension from Paralympic Games over doping scandal

Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.

Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport
World

Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio.

'India absolutely have to better Beijing Olympics medal tally'
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'India absolutely have to better Beijing Olympics medal tally'

In an exclusive interview, Prakash Padukone talks to Firstpost about various issues surrounding Indian sport and especially the upcoming Olympics.