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    • Doping-Isinbayeva to head RUSADA Supervisory Council

      MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was named on Wednesday as head of a new Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supevisory Council which will control the actions undertaken by the organisation. The 34-year-old Isinbayeva, who retired after Russia's track and field team were banned from competing at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, was selected following a first session of the Council held in Moscow, RUSADA said on its website www.rusada.ru. "I am grateful for the faith my colleagues have shown," Isinbayeva said. ... More »

      Reuters - 33 minutes ago
    • Beijing, London Games positive re-tests rise, more expected

      Beijing, London Games positive re-tests rise, more expected

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics have found another three positive tests to take the tally to 101 and more are expected, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC medical director Richard Budgett said re-tests for Beijing were now finished due to a statute of limitation but he said he expected more positive tests from the London Games to emerge in the coming weeks and months. "It is an ongoing programme," Budgett told reporters. More »

      Reuters - 40 minutes ago
    • Doping-Beijing, London Games positive re-tests rise, more expected

      * IOC expect more positive tests from London * Russia leads the count on positives * Weightlifting has most cases, followed by athletics (Adds details) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics have found another three positive tests to take the tally to 101 and more are expected, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC medical director Richard Budgett said re-tests for Beijing were now finished due to a statute of limitation but he said he expected more positive tests from the London Games to emerge in the coming weeks and months. "It is an ongoing programme," Budgett told reporters. More »

      Reuters - 42 minutes ago
    • IOC keeps doping sanctions in place for Russia

      IOC keeps doping sanctions in place for Russia

      The IOC has decided to continue the sanctions imposed on Russia as fallout from the country's doping scandal continues. More »

      Sporting News - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
    • IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

      IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Venues for the five new sports to be introduced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were finalised on Tuesday following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters. Baseball and softball will be held at the Yokohama Stadium, the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo will be the site of the karate competitions, while temporary facilities in the capital will house the sports climbing and skateboarding competitions. "Our proposals were confirmed and approved by the IOC," Mori said. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 17 minutes ago