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IOC Pres Impressed By ‘Unity’ of Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visited Paris this week, saying he was impressed by the unity of France’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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World Anti-Doping Agency to Establish Independent Testing Authority

The WADA convened today in an Olympic Anti-Doping summit, concluding with a recommendation to establish a testing agency fully independent from the individual sports federations or national anti-doping organizations.

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Brazilian Police Want Interview With IOC President Over Ticket Scalping Scandal

The IOC’s statement of cooperation with the investigation comes after IOC President Thomas Bach missed the opening of the Paralympics in Rio, where police wanted to interview him about the case.

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3 FINA Doping Control Board Members Resign to Protest Russian Decision

Three of the eight members of FINA’s Doping Control Review Board (DCRB), including Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe, have resigned, reportedly in…

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Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini Wins First Heat of Women’s 100 Fly

Refugee Team Athlete Yusra Mardini won her heat of the women’s 100 butterfly.

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IOC President Bach: Russian Decision a “Twofold Approach”

In a conference call today with media across the world, IOC president Thomas Bach posed the question “how far can you make…

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IOC Opts Not to Ban Russia from Olympics

Hannah Hecht contributed to this report. In a conference call on Sunday from Switzerland, IOC president Thomas Bach made the…

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IOC Calls McLaren Report “Shocking,” Schedules Conference

Following the publication of WADA’s report by Richard McLaren on systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia and McLaren’s conference, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement on the findings.

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Rio Organizers Launch Official 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Medals

The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

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Anti-Doping: Retesting Of London Samples Results In 23 Positives

The retesting of London samples renders unfavorable results for 23 athletes.

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IOC President: More Russian Federations Could Be Banned from Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach said in a conference call on Wednesday that more Russian Federations could be banned from the Olympics…

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Brazilian President Rousseff Impeached 85 Days Out From Olympics

Today the Brazilian Senate has voted to proceed with the impeachment of current Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, leaving the country without its leader less than 90 days from the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony.

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IOC To Hand Over Rio Doping Case Rulings To CAS

In the ever-evolving global anti-doping environment, this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a significant change in the handling of positive drug tests rendered during the Rio Olympic Games.

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Spread Of Zika Virus Leads To WHO Declaring Public Health Emergency

Due to the ‘explosive spreading’ of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, where reported cases number in the four million range this year alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health state of emergency.

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IOC President supports lifetime doping bans, but admits they aren’t legally possible

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach talked anti-doping in a press conference last week, noting that although he would support lifetime bans for doping, they wouldn’t hold up legally.

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