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  • 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 - 13 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 - 40 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 - 40 minutes ago
  • Excited Man Utd Fans Believe Social Media Activity Has Revealed Identity of Next Signing...Again

    Excited Man Utd Fans Believe Social Media Activity Has Revealed Identity of Next Signing...Again

    ​2016, when everything has to mean something and social media 'follows' are deemed as big a transfer 'HINT' as an excitable Jim White or his 'Sky Sources'. Despite the considerable and reliable evidence to the contrary, many Manchester United fans have convinced themselves that their club's summer of spending isn't over just yet and that Monaco right-back Fabinho will be next through the door at Old Trafford. Excitement over that apparent deal reached new levels this week when people... More »

    90Min - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Neymar, Super Mario and Sugarloaf Mountain bring Rio 2016 to a close

    Neymar, Super Mario and Sugarloaf Mountain bring Rio 2016 to a close

    As we walk down the famous Copacabana beach one last time it is clear the Rio 2016 Olympics are over. The iconic Beach Volleyball venue is partially disassembled and the Olympic rings that lined the beach in front of the Copacabana Palace hotel have been hauled away. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 12 minutes ago