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Weight Lifting

Venezuela To Lose Olympics Weightlifting Quota Due To Doping

Venezuela faces a loss of Olympic Weightlifting quota places because of multiple doping offences; with a new doping case bringing to 10. Jeyson Mosquera, who won three 102 kilograms competitions last year, including the South American Championships, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for hormone and metabolic modulators. When all current doping cases are […]

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Weight Lifting

Two Romanian Weightlifters Lost Their Olympics Medals To Doping After A Re-Tested Sample

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday stripped two Romanian weightlifting athletes of their medals from the 2012 Olympic Games and disqualified a third over the use of anabolic steroids. Roxana Cocos, who won silver in the women’s 69kg category and team mate Razvan Martin, a bronze medallist in the men’s category of the same […]

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At Last World Athletics President Coe Has Been Elected IOC Member

The World Athletics received a boost as it’s president Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC). Coe’s candidacy was proposed after he changed his status at sports marketing firm CSM to a non-executive role over a potential conflict of interest. The 63-year-old had been turned down […]

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IOC Wade Into South Africa Olympics Election Imbroglio

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympics Commitee (SASCOC) election imbroglio seems to have seen the end of the tunnel as International Olympics Commitee (IOC) has waded in by appointing a 82-year-old IOC member, Sam Ramsamy to help to oversee and “facilitate the process leading to the elections” in his home country. Elections are set […]

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US White House Threatened World Anti-Doping Agency

In a very unusual and unprecedented manner, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has threatened to withdraw its funding of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unless the three outlined area are look into. It outlines three areas that should be monitored in respect of whether funding is reduced or withdrawed, with […]

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Athletics

Former BBC Reporter Member Of Parliament Joined Athletes To Call For Parliament Inquiry On Sebastian Coe’s Business

A former BBC reporter, now member of parliament and sits on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, John Nicolson has joined leading athletes in expressing their concerns after it emerged that a firm of which Lord Coe is executive chairman, CSM Sports and Entertainment, had been profiting from deals with the company that owns […]

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IOC Back Pedal On Anti-Racism Kneeling On Podium

The IOC outlined before the Tokyo Olympics Games were move back to 2021 that kneeling would not be allowed but has softened its stance in light of the NFL changing it’s position following the Black Lives Matter protests in the US and athletes across other sports, including football, also showing solidarity with the movement by taking a knee. […]

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Sebastian Coe To Receive Promotion

The towering popularity of World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, will be crown soon as the executive board of International Olympics Commitee (IOC) has proposed him to be a member. Coe is one of five officials due to be approved as members at the first virtual IOC Session on July 17. IOC President Thomas Bach said […]

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Weight Lifting

IOC Approved Weight Lifting Extension Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualification Period

Weightlifting has been given approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to extend its Tokyo 2020 qualifying period by a year, until the end of April 2021. Every athlete, including those who already have enough points to qualify, will be compelled to compete at least one more time in the period between October 1 this […]

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Badminton

Badminton World Federation Announced New Olympics Qualification For Tokyo 2020

After approval by International Olympics Commitee (IOC) and Paralympic, Badminton World Federation (BWF) has outline new qualification rules for the Tokyo 2020. Although the new system will still maintain the ranking points earned during the original qualification window. However, it has extended the Olympic qualification period for the first 17 weeks of 2021, culminating around […]

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IOC Against South Africa Olympics’ Virtual Election

 More criticism is mounted on South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympics Commitee, first by Sport minister and later by the parliament. Now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has also raised concerns with the crisis-ridden SASCOC holding a virtual Presidential election, following a troubled nomination process. SASCOC confirmed it was considering the possibility of staging its […]

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World Anti-Doping Agency Cry For More Fund

Despite sports shut down with little or no testing going on, World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka is still cry for more fund by soliciting for extra funding by trying to persuade government in the fight against drug cheats. Drug testing around the world has nearly ground to a halt due to lockdown restrictions, leaving […]

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Athletics

World Athletics Seeking $400m Share Of Revenue From IOC

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said the organisation is holding discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over securing its share of revenues expected from the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Several International Federations (IFs) are set to request an early payment of sums they expected to receive from the IOC from the Games, […]

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Athletics

Why 800m World Record Holder Rudisha Is Sadden By Olympics Postponement

The cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan wiped away smile completely from David Lekuta Rudisha, a double 800m Olympic champion and world record holder. “This is a sad moment for me. The cancellation of the Summer Games was a tough decision and has affected my preparations both physically and mentally in a […]

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South Africa Sport Embroiled In In-fighting

Recently the South Africa sport has exploded into different in-fighting between different gladiators. First the South Africa Olympics election ran into a ditch then followed by counter accusations in South Africa football ball. Two days ago, MP and DA shadow minister of sport Tsepo Mhlongo called for the suspension of SA Football Association (Safa) president […]

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Athletics

Turkish Former European Champion Guilty Of Doping For Re-tested Sample

The former European 3000 Steeplechase Champion Turkish Gulcan Mingir has been found guilty for Anti- doping offence after her sample for 2012 Olympics was reanalysed using latest technology. Following a re-analysis of Mıngır’s sample from the event, a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, or turabinol, was revealed. An IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed of […]

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Australia Coates Says Rescheduled Olympics Not Dependent On Vaccine

Former president of Australia Olympics and the head of the Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission John Coates AC has claimed the Olympic and Paralympic Games are not dependent on a vaccine being developed in time to allow the events to take place next year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were postponed last month due to […]

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IOC ‘In Principle’ Extends NOC Executive’s Tenure

The coronavirus pandemic that forced the postponement of the Olympics and Paralympics to July 23 to August 8 and August 24 to September 5 2021 respectively, has thrown a thin of uncertainty to most NOCs election which normally hold a year after the Games. To address this challenge, the IOC will have a flexible approach […]

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The President of Africa Olympics Commitee (ANOCA) Under Fire

The president of Association of National Olympics Commitee of Africa (ANOCA) and president of Algeria Olympics Commitee (COA) has been ban by Algeria authority from making any foreign trip; until a gross financial embezzlement levelled against him is cleared. According to Le Soir Algeria newspaper, the public prosecutor at the Bir Mourad Rais court said the […]

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Zimbabwe Set Up A Relief Fund For It’s Athletes

The chairperson of International Olympics Commitee Athletes Commission and Zimbabwe’s minister of Youth,Sports, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry has lauched a relief fund for the Zimbabwe athletes. It is called The United Programme for Athletes and Artists in Zimbabwe (UPAZIM). It was aimed at providing support for both athletes and artists during this pandemic. “We […]

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Covid-19: Russian Appealed For Lifing Of Ban As They Are Ready Host The World

Russia’s four-year doping ban should be thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to prevent further damage to the Olympic Movement amid the coronavirus crisis, the country’s Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has claimed. Matytsin said the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the CAS judges should “turn a new […]

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Athletics

Mo Farah’s Reaction To Tokyo Olympics Postponement

The fourth time Olympics Champion Mo Farah has reacted to Tokyo Olympics Postponement with some elation. Feel the postponement will not affect him from featuring in rescheduled Olympics despite he will be 38 years by then. “Olympics was about the last thing to get cancelled. In a way obviously it’s disappointing it has been cancelled […]

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Olympics Men Football Age Limit Extended

FIFA has officially extended the age limit for the men’s football tournament at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to 24 from 23. Following the Games’ postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the amended rule retains the original stipulation regarding teams being based around players born on or after 1 January 1997, but given the Olympics’ move […]

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Ethiopia Athletics Federation Approved Special Grant To Help Athletes Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

After the meeting of executive committee of Ethiopia Athletics Federation, it was announced that in other to help an active athletes to overcome financial difficulty during the covid-19 pandemic; ETB4 million ( £97000/$121000/€11000) from it’s saving has been approved for them. Among the other beneficiaries of the fund are coaches and other professionals working with […]