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2008 Beijing Games

Seven more Russian weightlifters banned for doping violation

The International Weightlifting Federation said on Friday the seven had been charged based on data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.

Aug 17, 2019, 13:17 PM IST

Olympics: Ten medallists from 2008 Beijing Games disqualified for doping

The IOC have re-tested over 1,243 samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics based on improved techniques.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:44 AM IST

Six Beijing Games medallists among nine more positive re-tests

The IOC said all athletes tested positive in the re-test off their samples which it stores for a decade.

Oct 27, 2016, 00:29 AM IST

14 athletes in 2008 Beijing Games positive in new drug tests: Russian Olympic Committee

ROC said that the names of the athletes, according to the disciplinary rules, would not be made public until a second set of control samples had also been tested.

May 25, 2016, 10:29 AM IST

Thirty-one new doping cases from Beijing risk ban: International Olympic Committee

The 31 were caught in new tests on 454 Beijing samples using "the very latest scientific analysis methods".

May 18, 2016, 04:10 AM IST

Olympic champ Park Tae-hwan allowed back in pool from Monday

Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan, serving an 18 month ban for doping, will return to action in a public pool in Seoul on Monday after parents of local school children allowed him to join a class, local media reported.

May 27, 2015, 20:45 PM IST

IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

 Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world`s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

Dec 08, 2014, 19:44 PM IST

Wrestling reinstated in 2020 Olympics list with squash, softball-baseball

In a move that once again raised the hopes of wrestlers all over the world, the sport of wrestling won a reprieve and made the International Olympic Committee (IOC) list for the 2020 Olympics, three months after being dropped from the list.

May 31, 2013, 09:43 AM IST

‘Gender row’ athlete Semenya to be South Africa’s flag-bearer at London Olympics

Semenya won the women``s 800m title at the age of 18 at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany in 2009, but was involved in a gender row after the amount of testosterones found in her body.

Jul 19, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Beijing is history, London is present aim for Bindra

For India`s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, the 2008 Bejing Games is history as he has now set his sights on this year`s quadrennial extravanganza in London.

Mar 03, 2012, 16:48 PM IST