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No 'meaningful' link between therapeutic use exemptions and winning Olympic medals, reveals WADA study
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No 'meaningful' link between therapeutic use exemptions and winning Olympic medals, reveals WADA study

WADA said on Thursday a study it conducted showed there is no meaningful association between an athlete having a therapeutic use exemption and winning an Olympic medal.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tournament surpasses $3.0 billion in domestic sponsorship revenues as companies continue to line up
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tournament surpasses $3.0 billion in domestic sponsorship revenues as companies continue to line up

The IOC’s Coordination Commission chief for Tokyo, John Coates, said local sponsorship agreements were up to 62 companies for all three tiers of sponsorship arrangements

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 Championships 2017: Reigning long jump champion Greg Rutherford ruled out due to ankle injury
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IAAF World Championships 2017: Reigning long jump champion Greg Rutherford ruled out due to ankle injury

Britain's Greg Rutherford has been ruled out of the World Championships in London after the defending long jump champion suffered an ankle injury.

Humans of Olympics: Meet Steve M Morris, the London 2012 volunteer who continued his work in Rio
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Steve M Morris, the London 2012 volunteer who continued his work in Rio

Morris had volunteered for the London 2012 Olympics for the first time in his life and had enjoyed it thoroughly, so he decided to go back in Rio.

Humans of Olympics: Meet Seema Punia's spouse Anil, who's at Rio to support her dream
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Humans of Olympics: Meet Seema Punia's spouse Anil, who's at Rio to support her dream

Anil Punia has supported his wife Seema Punia through Athens 2004 and London 2012 and is now here to lend moral and psychological support to the discus thrower so that she can improve further.

Rio 2016: Saudi Arabia's women contingent show ambition after 2012 London Olympics success
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Rio 2016: Saudi Arabia's women contingent show ambition after 2012 London Olympics success

Saudi Arabia's delegation will include four women, an unprecedented number for a country where women's rights are severely restricted, at the Rio Olympics.

Watch: Indian archers seek redemption at Rio Olympics 2016 and move past London debacle
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Watch: Indian archers seek redemption at Rio Olympics 2016 and move past London debacle

India's best hope will rest on the women's team event which will see archers Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Laxmi Rani Majhi lining up together.

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.

Stop doping or explain to grandchildren why medals were snatched: IAAF chief Sebastien Coe
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Stop doping or explain to grandchildren why medals were snatched: IAAF chief Sebastien Coe

London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe said it would be "delusional" to think the Games may have been the dirtiest in history in the wake of positive drugs tests.

To better London 2012 in Rio next year would be great: Gopichand
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To better London 2012 in Rio next year would be great: Gopichand

Not looking too far ahead towards the Rio Olympics, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said on Wednesday that there were a few top-notch tournaments for self-analysis before the mega event.

'Shameful wake-up call': IAAF slaps provisional ban on Russia for doping cover-ups; could miss out on Rio 2016
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'Shameful wake-up call': IAAF slaps provisional ban on Russia for doping cover-ups; could miss out on Rio 2016

Russian Sports Minister Mutko said before the council meeting to stress that Moscow was ready to "create a new anti-doping organisation" were the IAAF or WADA to demand it.

World Anti-Doping Agency accuses Russia of widespread doping; wants ban on Russian athletes
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World Anti-Doping Agency accuses Russia of widespread doping; wants ban on Russian athletes

The report from a WADA commission that has been probing media allegations of widespread doping and deception in Russia — host of soccer's next World Cup — said even the country's intelligence service, the FSB, was involved

A scandal more damaging than FIFA's: A complete timeline of the IAAF doping controversy
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A scandal more damaging than FIFA's: A complete timeline of the IAAF doping controversy

The crisis engulfing IAAF first erupted with allegations of doping aired in a German TV documentary in December 2014.

English Football Association wants British team at Rio Olympics
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English Football Association wants British team at Rio Olympics

A combined British soccer team could take part in next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the English Football Association signalled its intent to enter the qualification process.

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