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  • Rio 2016: Chalmers still in disbelief over Olympic haul

    Rio 2016: Chalmers still in disbelief over Olympic haul

    A trio of medals was not expected by Kyle Chalmers at his first Olympic Games in Rio, and he is still struggling to comprehend his success. More »

    Omnisport - 24 minutes ago
  • Weightlifting-Three Chinese 2008 Olympic champions test positive

    Three Chinese Olympic champions in women's weightlifting from the 2008 Beijing Games have failed doping tests conducted eight years later, the sport's governing body (IWF) said on Wednesday. The trio were among 15 weightlifters who tested positive for a variety of banned substances after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-tested samples using methods which were more advanced than the ones available at the time. The gold medallists were Chen Xiexia, who won the 48kg category, Liu Chunghong (69) and Cao Lei (75). More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Rio bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in India's Haryana

    Rio bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in India's Haryana

    Sakshi Malik, the Indian wrestler who won a bronze medal at Rio Olympics 2016, has been named as the brand ambassador of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (save daughter, educate daughter) programme in Indian state of Haryana. The programme that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 deals with the issue of the distorted child sex ratio in the country. Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij made the announcement on Wednesday (24 August) as Malik returned to India after making her country proud at Rio. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Files Show Zola Budd Fast-Track Citizenship Row Split Government

    A campaign to fast-track British citizenship for South African runner Zola Budd triggered a major Government rift, previously unseen files reveal. In an attempt to get around the boycott, the Daily Mail encouraged Budd's father to urge her to apply for British citizenship, by virtue of her paternal grandfather being British, so she could compete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. More »

    Sky News - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Rio police say evidence links Hickey to ticket scam

    Rio police say evidence links Hickey to ticket scam

    Brazilian police said they have uncovered evidence linking the detained head of the Olympic Council of Ireland Patrick Hickey to a Rio Games ticket scam. More »

    AFP - 1 hour 12 minutes ago