By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - A ban on Russia's Paralympic team competing in Rio next month is cynical and immoral, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but he said that Moscow acknowledged mistakes it had made in tackling sports doping. Russia's track-and-field team was excluded from the Rio Games that just ended after world anti-doping authorities alleged Moscow ran a state-sponsored sports doping programme. The entire Russian Paralympic team has also been barred over the same doping allegations. More »Reuters - 24 minutes ago
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Ryan Lochte joins Amber Rose on Dancing with the Stars to show 'he's a good guy that made a mistake'
American 12-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte has signed up to take part in Dancing with the Stars on American TV. The 32-year-old swimmer is set to put his dancing shoes on for the US answer to Strictly Come Dancing to redeem his reputation following the recent Rio robbery drama. "Doing DWTS will be great for Ryan's image," an insider told US Weekly. More »International Business Times - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Britain's Paralympic champion wheelchair racer David Weir has backed the decision to ban Russia from next month's Rio Paralympics for state-sponsored doping. The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) on Tuesday upheld the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ban on Russia competing at the Sept. 7-18 event. "It's a bold step by the IPC and definitely the right one if they've got evidence. More »Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago