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Rio Olympics 2016 steeplechase champion Jebet banned for four years after testing positive for EPO
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Rio Olympics 2016 steeplechase champion Jebet banned for four years after testing positive for EPO

Ruth Jebet, who competes for Bahrain, tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in December 2017. She won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and was the world record holder at the time she tested positive.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban

With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban in time for Tokyo Olympics 2020

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

France's excellent display in boxing at Rio 2016 under suspicion following disclosure of AIBA emails accusing judge of favouritism
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France's excellent display in boxing at Rio 2016 under suspicion following disclosure of AIBA emails accusing judge of favouritism

Bouzidi's arrival in the senior AIBA ranks coincided with a campaign by France to try to improve its Olympic boxing results after disappointing performances at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games

Women's World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland
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Women's World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland

Having won Finland’s only medal at Rio Olympics, boxer Mira Potkonen has become a flag-bearer for conventional sports in a country where events like Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships and Wife Carrying World Championships are now the biggest rage.

French Open: Victory at Roland Garros in 2018 can reignite Japan's Kei Nishikori's career
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French Open: Victory at Roland Garros in 2018 can reignite Japan's Kei Nishikori's career

For much of the last decade Nishikori has been the player most likely to bring a first men’s grand slam singles title back to Asia but the 28-year-old now risks being overtaken by South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Australian cyclists clinch hat-trick of golds on Day 1; men's team surpass Rio record
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Australian cyclists clinch hat-trick of golds on Day 1; men's team surpass Rio record

The Australians also triumphed in the women's team pursuit and women's team sprint — each time over New Zealand — to carry home three of the four golds up for grabs on the first day of cycling action on the track.

Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia look to bury ghosts of Rio under new coach, says veteran Mark Knowles
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Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia look to bury ghosts of Rio under new coach, says veteran Mark Knowles

Having endured a "disappointing" Rio Olympics, world champions Australia are currently on a rebuilding process under a new coach Colin Batch and the Hockey World League Finals is their first step towards reclaiming their numero uno position in world hockey.

Tainted Rio Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman conditionally freed from jail; awaits verdict on vote-buying scandal
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Tainted Rio Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman conditionally freed from jail; awaits verdict on vote-buying scandal

Brazilian judges on Thursday conditionally released from jail Carlos Nuzman, who is charged with corruption in an alleged vote-buying scandal to secure the 2016 games.

Rio Olympics 2016: Corruption, white elephants only legacy as Brazil struggles to recover from Games hangover
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Rio Olympics 2016: Corruption, white elephants only legacy as Brazil struggles to recover from Games hangover

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.

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.

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat on overcoming pain, self-doubt ahead of international comeback
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Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat on overcoming pain, self-doubt ahead of international comeback

Vinesh Phogat talks to Firstpost about overcoming pain, self-doubt and helplessness in the aftermath of the serious injury she sustained at Rio Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra says India should forget about 2020 Olympics and start working for 2024 Games
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Abhinav Bindra says India should forget about 2020 Olympics and start working for 2024 Games

Stressing on the need to put systems in place, India's lone Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Friday said the country should forget about 2020 Games and instead start working for 2024 and beyond.

Sakshi Malik slams Haryana government over failure to fulfil promises made after Rio Olympics bronze
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Sakshi Malik slams Haryana government over failure to fulfil promises made after Rio Olympics bronze

"Announcements made by Haryana Government after my OLYMPIC MEDAL win were for MEDIA ONLY?" Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik tweeted.

Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia overwhelmed to have found a 'fan' in Abhinav Bindra
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Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia overwhelmed to have found a 'fan' in Abhinav Bindra

India's only para-athlete to win two Paralympics gold medals, Devendra Jhajharia is overwhelmed to have found a 'fan' in country's Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, which he feels would have motivated him to go for his second yellow metal at the upcoming World Championships.

Year in Review 2016: Chaotic season for women's tennis saw Angelique Kerber emerge as a star
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Year in Review 2016: Chaotic season for women's tennis saw Angelique Kerber emerge as a star

The 2016 season turned out to be a tumultuous one for women's tennis with plenty of shock exits and unexpected results. Here's a look back at the year that was.

Year in review: Moments that defined 2016 for India
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Year in review: Moments that defined 2016 for India

One cannot deny that 2016 was a year of shocks and surprises. Here are some of the most memorable moments from 2016 that redefined history

PV Sindhu on the Olympic medal that changed her life, the pressure of expectations and aiming for the top
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PV Sindhu on the Olympic medal that changed her life, the pressure of expectations and aiming for the top

Like any superpower, with great success comes great expectations and responsibility. Sindhu realises the fact that she has reached a level where she has to work harder and keep improving but the pressure of added responsibility hasn't put extra pressure on her and enjoying the game is all that matters.

Pro Wrestling League 2 auctions: Olympic gold medallist Vladimer Khinchegashvili emerges as costliest buy
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Pro Wrestling League 2 auctions: Olympic gold medallist Vladimer Khinchegashvili emerges as costliest buy

Bajrang Punia was signed for Rs 38 lakh by Delhi, while Rio Olympic gold medallist Vladimer Khinchegashvili emerged as the costliest buy of PWL-2 auctions.

McLaren report: Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping
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McLaren report: Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping

Russia's doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator.