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  • U.S. Olympic swimmer Feigen says he omitted facts to protect teammates

    U.S. Olympic swimmer Feigen says he omitted facts to protect teammates

    (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen apologised on Wednesday for omitting key details when he told Rio de Janeiro police this month that he and fellow swimmers had been held up at gunpoint. In a statement on the website of an Austin, Texas, law firm, Feigen said he failed to tell police that the swimmers had urinated behind a building or that teammate Ryan Lochte had torn a metal-framed advertising poster from a wall. Initial claims by the Olympians that they were robbed at gunpoint had embarrassed Brazil, which suffered a series of assaults against visiting government ministers, athletes and tourists, until local police accused Lochte, 32, of making up the story to cover up vandalising a gas station. More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
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    FEATURE: Mphahlele, Mobara and the five PSL players to lookout for this season

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    Russian Paralympians banned from competing in Rio next month are owed an apology by the country’s officials, according to a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Craig Spence, of the IPC, believes the 267 members of the Russian team are owed an apology from those officials found to have led the doping. “We feel great sympathy for those athletes,” Spence told the BBC. More »

    Newsweek Sport - 29 minutes ago
  • Great Britain bought its Olympic athletes matching red bags and they wreaked havoc at the airport
  • Brazil has failed as Olympics host if disabled athletes are forgotten

    Brazil has failed as Olympics host if disabled athletes are forgotten

    Team GB may have enjoyed a record medal haul at the Rio Olympics, including 27 golds among 67 podium finishes, but the congratulatory fanfare over Rio 2016 is premature. For the sake of both Paralympic sport and the Olympic movement as a whole, Paralympians must boycott these games. This may sound extreme, but when even the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) president, Sir Philip Craven, cannot find a positive spin, admitting "never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced circumstances like this," needs must. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 40 minutes ago