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    • US skeleton athletes seek boycott of Sochi championships

      (Reuters) - U.S. skeleton athletes are considering boycotting the world championships in Sochi next year in protest at the Russian doping scandal and how it has been handled, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing concerns about doping control, personal safety and information security, the newspaper said the athletes had circulated memos calling for a boycott of the bobsled and skeleton championships in the southern Russian resort, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia lavished some $50 billion on the Games and finished top of the medals table but a WADA-commissioned report this year described how, in a clandestine night-time operation, positive samples from athletes who had cheated were smuggled out of a lab through a hole drilled in the wall, and then replaced with clean samples. More »

      Reuters - 9 hours ago
    • Doping-US skeleton athletes seek boycott of Sochi championships

      U.S. skeleton athletes are considering boycotting the world championships in Sochi next year in protest at the Russian doping scandal and how it has been handled, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing concerns about doping control, personal safety and information security, the newspaper said the athletes had circulated memos calling for a boycott of the bobsled and skeleton championships in the southern Russian resort, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia lavished some $50 billion on the Games and finished top of the medals table but a WADA-commissioned report this year described how, in a clandestine night-time operation, positive samples from athletes who had cheated were smuggled out of a lab through a hole drilled in the wall, and then replaced with clean samples. More »

      Reuters - 10 hours ago
    • Slaven Bilic bears burden of expectation as West Ham’s bubble bursts

      Slaven Bilic bears burden of expectation as West Ham’s bubble bursts

      The West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, is feeling the tension before his side’s 5-1 hammering by Arsenal at the London Stadium. “I try to be very open,” sighed a weary looking Slaven Bilic. As brutal self-assessments go, the West Ham United manager’s mea culpa – including an apology to his pet dog – in the bowels of the London Stadium after his side’s 5-1 capitulation against Arsenal was hard to beat. More »

      The Guardian - 12 hours ago
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      We've redeemed our image after 2015 misadventure, says Oshoala

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      Goal.com - 15 hours ago
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      Florence Omagbemi demands for more women competitions in Africa

      The tactician has appealed for more club and international competitions for women in Africa after winning the Women's Cup of Nations on Saturday More »

      Goal.com - 17 hours ago