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Olympics

Tokyo 2020: IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests

Friday, 10 January 2020, 14:31 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this year's Tokyo Games, IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday. One day...

Russia plans to file appeal against Olympic ban

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 20:55 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Russia has signaled it will file an appeal against its four-year Olympic ban due to World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions which President Vladimir Putin on Thursday branded “unfair.” The...

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 15:33 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The...

Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 09:35 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted,"...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 16:38 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 01:45 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received...

Paris hoteliers angered by IOC sponsorship deal with Airbnb

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 13:10 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing...

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