Category Archives: Olympics

Russian Athletes Should Face ‘Blanket Ban’ in Tokyo, Says Whistleblower

Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency in December banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data. Russia is appealing the ban at the Court

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IOC to postpone Olympic Games amid Covid-19 outbreak

According to Japanese Olympic Committee President, the length of the delay would be a difficult issue to resolve On Monday, March 23, President of Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita stated that the International Olympic Committee would postpone Tokyo Olympics if it was a decision to protect the safety of athletes, The Japan Times reports. “Both the IOC and the

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CNN: Canada and Australia will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

The IOC executive board ruled out canceling the Games. Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements. Both countries’ Olympic committees also are calling for the Games to be postponed until 2021, CNN reported. “While

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World Athletics Fines Russia $10M, Caps Neutral Russian Athletes at 10

World Athletics on Thursday fined Russia’s track and field federation $10 million for breaching anti-doping rules and capped at 10 the number of Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Tokyo Olympics. The system of allowing Russian athletes to take part as Authorized Neutral Athletes, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe warned, “will be suspended if $5 million of the $10

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Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh set world record in high jumping

09:42, 19 January 2020 Athlete’s record high jump was 2.01 meters A new record in high jumping in the U20 category was set by 18-year-old Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh. The Ukrainian Athletics Federation on a Facebook page reports. “2.01 (meters – ed.) Is my personal record on premises. The next start in Cottbus is January 29 (Germany – eds.) We will compete and show

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