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BOXING: India in hot water for refusing to admit Kosovo boxer for Women’s Worlds

While the AIBA Women’s World Championships are continuing in New Delhi (IND), the refusal of the Indian government to allow Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC says no events for countries that don’t admit everyone

The International Olympic Committee has come out with its most direct statement yet on the question of issue of athletes competing in international events in countries which do not recognize their home nation. “The most recent example is in Spain, where sporting delegations from Kosovo have encountered recurrent difficulties with regard to their participation in […]
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BOXING Preview: Women’s World Champs start in New Delhi

Ten days of boxing will decide the women’s World Champions for 2018 as the 10th edition of the women’s championships take place in New Delhi (IND) through the 24th, at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. Olympic boxing for women is in its infancy, with just three weights at the 2016 Rio Games, but this will […]
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IOC’s victory lap on Spain and Kosovo appears premature

There has been considerable angst over the reports of the Spanish government’s refusal to allow Kosovo’s team for last week’s World Karate Championships to compete in their own uniforms and have their flag displayed and anthem played at victory ceremonies. Spain and Greece are the only European countries which do not recognize’s Kosovo’s self-declared independence […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: IOC tells Spain to admit Kosovan athletes … or else!

In a comment to the InsideTheGames Web site, the deputy director of the IOC, Pere Miro (ESP) made it clear that the conditions under which athletes from Kosovo were required to compete at last week’s World Karate Championships in Madrid (ESP) are unacceptable. Spain has no diplomatic relations with Kosovo, and while their athletes could […]
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An unhappy stroll through doping control in PyeongChang

TSX HEADLINES – for May 14, 2018: The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang had their problems right from the start. Some were easy to appreciate; others were below the surface. Once the event got underway, it appeared exciting and inviting on television, but there was tension on the ground. Some of that was in the […]
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An unhappy stroll through doping control in PyeongChang

TSX HEADLINES – for May 14, 2018: The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang had their problems right from the start. Some were easy to appreciate; others were below the surface. Once the event got underway, it appeared exciting and inviting on television, but there was tension on the ground. Some of that was in the […]
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