Danish yachting great Paul Elvstrom, the first Olympian to win individual gold medals at four successive Games, died on Wednesday at his home in Hellerup. Elvstrom's first gold came, aged 20, at the 1948 Games in London, when he won the Firefly class.
By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday. About 100 Russian athletes were banned from competing
* Russia and weightlifting a concern after re-tests * IOC's Bach insists on lifetime Games ban for offenders (Updates with more details, quotes) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President
By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Thomas Bach said the process would not be altered mid-race