Nothing but the best for Rio’s four-legged guests
Aug06

Nothing but the best for Rio’s four-legged guests

No expense has been spared in providing luxury accommodation for some athletes competing in Rio – one hotel would illicit rave reviews if only its guests could write. The five-star residence in question is at the Olympic equestrian centre where horses have been arriving from around the world in customised pallets on charter flights. From the airport the special cargo, whose value runs into millions of dollars, are transported to...

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Russia judo team will go Rio, international federation chief says
Jul26

Russia judo team will go Rio, international federation chief says

The International Judo Federation – which lists Russian President Vladimir Putin as its honorary president – will allow the sport’s Russian squad to participate in the Olympics, its head told Reuters on Tuesday (July 26). The International Olympic Committee has left it up to the world governing bodies of each sport to decide if Russian teams can go to Rio after the World Anti-doping Agency said there was a...

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Russian Olympic chief believes in good results of national athletes at 2016 Games
Jul09

Russian Olympic chief believes in good results of national athletes at 2016 Games

Russian athletes will show successful results at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games despite all recent media reports and probes carried out by sports federations in regard to doping-abuse allegations against them, Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), said on Friday (July 8). “All recent steps taken against our country and our athletes will be no obstruction for a successful performance at...

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Russian athletes plead to be allowed to compete in Rio
Jun15

Russian athletes plead to be allowed to compete in Rio

Russian athletes have pleaded for their track and field team to be allowed to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Russian Olympic Committee athletes’ commission sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday, two days before the IAAF decides whether to lift the suspension of Russia’s track federation. The IOC has scheduled its own meeting for next Tuesday to consider Russia’s eligibility. Russia...

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IOC should ban Russian track and field athletes, German federation chief says
Jun10

IOC should ban Russian track and field athletes, German federation chief says

Germany’s athletics federation chief called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Russian track and field athletes from the Olympic Games in Brazil this year, according to an open letter published on Friday by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Clemens Prokop wrote to IOC President Thomas Bach ahead of a June 17 meeting of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which is set to decide the fate...

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