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LANE ONE: Thomas Bach’s IOC wants “to get the couch potatoes off the couch”

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The focus of the Olympic Movement has changed. It was, until very recently, to stage the greatest sports spectacle in the world. But in a...

THE BIG PICTURE: Int’l Paralympic Committee reinstates Russia, but with lot of conditions

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Since the Russian doping scandal broke in 2015, the International Paralympic Committee has been much stronger in its dealings with its Russian National Paralympic...

LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new line...

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There wasn’t much surprise from the conference-call meeting of the World Ani-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on Tuesday (22nd) as it confirmed the continuation of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC loses Legkov appeal in Swiss Federal court

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“It is with disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been informed of the ruling by the Swiss Federal Tribunal rejecting the IOC...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA team “successfully” retrieves Moscow Lab data

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The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday that its data-retrieval team had completed its mission to obtain the testing database of the Moscow Laboratory at...

DOPING: WADA Compliance Review Committee meeting this week on Russia

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The continuing saga of the World Anti-Doping Agency trying to get its hands on a complete and correct copy of the 2011-15 testing database...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA announces new “mission to Moscow”

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The dance between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Russian government will continue on Wednesday, as a three-person WADA team will make another trip...

BOBSLED: Disgraced Zubkov wants a personal letter in order to return his medals

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Disgraced Russian gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who piloted the two-man and four-man sleds to victory in Sochi in 2014, but was disqualified for doping...

DOPING: Russian NOC appeals Moscow decision to ignore Zubkov’s Sochi doping

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In a move dripping with political calculations, the Russian National Olympic Committee appealed the decision of the Moscow City Court that invalidated the doping...

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