Brazilian Olympic swimmer Medeiros fails doping test

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazilian Olympic swimmer Medeiros fails doping test 

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 — Brazilian swimmer Etiene Medeiros faces the prospect of missing this year's Olympic Games after failing a doping test, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

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WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics 

LILLEHAMMER, Feb. 22 — Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan believes that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not experience major problems due to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Disinfected zones may protect athletes from Zika virus at Rio Olympics 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — Special demarcation zones may be established in brazil in order to protect athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio from catching Zika fever virus raging in the country, an aide to the Russian prime minister said on Tuesday.

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Refugees living in Kenya camps to get chance to compete at Rio Olympics

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Refugees living in Kenya camps to get chance to compete at Rio Olympics 

NAIROBI, Feb. 3 — Refugees living in Kenya will have a chance to compete at the Olympics under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag if they attain the recommended qualifying times.

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Cebu’s running pride guns for Rio Olympics, try to break another HK Marathon record

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cebu’s running pride guns for Rio Olympics, try to break another HK Marathon record 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 16 — Cebu’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal guns to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the Boston Marathon in April and tries to break another Philippine record in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon in January.

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Rio 2016 guarantee commitment to clean Olympics after publication of WADA doping report

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rio 2016 guarantee commitment to clean Olympics after publication of WADA doping report 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 10 — The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has reiterated its commitment to protecting clean athletes and promoting clean sport after the publication of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report into allegations of widespread doping in sport.

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3 Pinoy boxers get into the ASBC C'ships in Bangkok

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on 3 Pinoy boxers get into the ASBC C'ships in Bangkok 

BANGKOK, Aug. 31 — Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista marched into the quarterfinals of the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships with an impressive 3-0 win over Trong Thai Bui of Vietnam Monday at the Thammasat University Gymnasium here.

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Tennis veteran Hingis joins Swiss team for Rio Olympic ticket

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tennis veteran Hingis joins Swiss team for Rio Olympic ticket 

GENEVA, April 8 — Tennis veteran Martina Hingis, the five-time Grand Slam women's singles winner, has rejoined Swiss Fed Cup team after 17 years absence to help the squad qualify for Rio Olympics.

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