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    • Danish great Elvstrom dies aged 88

      (Reuters) - 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. More »

      Reuters - 7 minutes ago
    • Sailing-Danish great Elvstrom dies aged 88

      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. More »

      Reuters - 21 minutes ago
    • Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

      Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

      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 at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August following revelations of a widespread and state-backed doping system in the country. Another World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned report will be published on Friday and is expected to pile more pressure on the country whose federation remains banned from athletics. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
    • Doping-Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

      * 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 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 at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August following revelations of a widespread and state-backed doping system in the country. Another World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned report will be published on Friday and is expected to pile more pressure on the country whose federation remains banned from athletics. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
    • Games bid process must change so there are no losers - IOC

      Games bid process must change so there are no losers - IOC

      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 for 2024, with Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris bidding for that year's summer Olympics. As expected, all three cities advanced to the next stage on Thursday but Bach said the IOC should think about future change. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago