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36 Olympic referees, judges barred from future events by AIBA

36 Olympic referees, judges barred from future events by AIBA

The tournament in August was embroiled in controversy surrounding the new `10-point must` scoring system, with allegations by some beaten boxers that they were robbed of victory.

WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Maria Sharapova ban

WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Maria Sharapova ban

Sharapova`s lawyer John Haggerty accused WADA on Wednesday of "poorly" handling the issue and said they were now "trying to make up for it".

Rio Olympics: Brazil ‘confident’ no corruption on Olympics projects

Rio Olympics: Brazil ‘confident’ no corruption on Olympics projects

The organizing committee for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics said Thursday it is confident no Games venues were involved in a corruption scandal upending the country`s business and political worlds.

US Olympian asked to remove hijab at a cultural festival

US Olympian asked to remove hijab at a cultural festival

"Even after I explained it was for religious reasons, he insisted I had to remove my hijab," she said on Twitter.

Sushil Kumar set for Rio Olympics slugfest, wishes to carry on till 2020

Sushil Kumar set for Rio Olympics slugfest, wishes to carry on till 2020

Sushil will have to beat Narsingh Yadav in the men's 74kg trials to reach Rio. 

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

Brazil is larger than the continental United States and has thousands of miles (kilometers) of porous borders, some slicing through the Amazon jungle region. 

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says 'have to worry'

The major problem in Rio is street crime, robberies and assaults part of the endemic violence in a city rife with guns.

Future of doping war in spotlight at WADA meeting

Future of doping war in spotlight at WADA meeting

The IAAF on Friday provisionally suspended Russian athletes from international competition.

Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106

Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics torch will be lit in Greece`s ancient Olympia on April 21 next year before leaving for the South American country 12 days later, organisers said on Saturday.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Distance swimming great Grant Hackett confirmed on Thursday that he would be bidding for a place on the Australian team for next year`s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Changwon, Korea: Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday earned a quota place for next year's Olympic Games after winning the 10-metre air rifle bronze in the ongoing ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.

Football Association end plan for combined British team at Rio Games: Report

Football Association end plan for combined British team at Rio Games: Report

The English Football Association have scrapped plans to send a combined British soccer team to compete at next year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of opposition from other home nations, the BBC reported on Monday.

Jurgen Klinsmann eyes Green, DeAndre Yedlin in Europe matches

Jurgen Klinsmann eyes Green, DeAndre Yedlin in Europe matches

Rising young stars Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin will be given a chance to show United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann what they can do on a short European tour.

Britain to soften Olympic medal-based funding policy

Britain to soften Olympic medal-based funding policy

Britain will continue to fund sports based largely on their Olympic prospects but will now also consider other factors such as participation levels, a report published on Thursday said.

Usain Bolt plans 2017 World Championships swansong

Usain Bolt plans 2017 World Championships swansong

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt plans to bow out in glory after the 2017 World Championships in London, he said in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday.

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said on Thursday she has been dreaming about setting a new world record at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Scottish independence would redefine landscape

Scottish independence would redefine landscape

Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don`t live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK."

Kosuke Hagino fails in six-title bid at nationals

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino`s bid to win a record six titles in a single meet at the national championships was crushed in his third race on Friday.