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    • Athletes braced for bombshell from McLaren report

      Athletes braced for bombshell from McLaren report

      Frustrated athletes will be watching Friday's release of the McLaren report into doping in Russia and are ready to take action if their voices are not heard, said United States Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart. "There is some discussion about not participating in competitions," Tygart told Reuters. "Where that will ultimately lead them is up to them but their voice has to be heard and that is why you have seen them come together like never before." After a year of scandal Olympic athletes, federations and officials are braced for another bombshell with Canadian law professor Richard McLaren poised to release the second part of an investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
    • Doping-Athletes braced for bombshell from McLaren report

      By Steve Keating Dec 8 (Reuters) - Frustrated athletes will be watching Friday's release of the McLaren report into doping in Russia and are ready to take action if their voices are not heard, said United States Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart. "There is some discussion about not participating in competitions," Tygart told Reuters. "Where that will ultimately lead them is up to them but their voice has to be heard and that is why you have seen them come together like never before." After a year of scandal Olympic athletes, federations and officials are braced for another bombshell with Canadian law professor Richard McLaren poised to release the second part of an investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
    • Sailing 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. "He was an inspiration to pretty much anyone who stepped foot on a sailing boat," Britain's Ben Ainslie, who won four Olympic gold medals and one silver medal in the Laser and Finn classes between 1996 and 2012, said on Twitter. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 20 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 - 3 hours 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 - 4 hours ago