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Putin praises Second European Games in Minsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach in Minsk yesterday. "I think we can congratulate Belarus on the good …

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WADA considers news sanctions against RUSADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by their year-end deadline and it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. WADA's Compliance …

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Russia's membership in IOC can be resumed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to resume Russia's membership in the organization, the IOC's head Thomas Bach said at a press conference after the meeting of the organization's executive committee. …

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IOC: Turkey’s Erzurum may host 2026 Winter Olympics

Seven cities, or joint-bidding cities, have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said. Canada’s Calgary, Austria’s Graz, Swedish capital Stockholm, Sion in Switzerland, …

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 IOC welcomes Georgia’s goal to host Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee will send a special group of experts and advisers to Georgia to learn about development in the country’s mountain resorts and future prospects in the industry. The decision came after a meeting …

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WADA vs. IOC

The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to escalate

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IOC changes anti-doping rules

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a proposal on the formation of a new, more transparent and independent anti-doping system, the head of Committee Thomas Bach informed. "We need a full review of …

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IOC to decide Russian sports future

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is holding an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee, which will be focused on be the punishment of Russian athletes for alleged doping. It is known that the WADA report, which accused Moscow of creating a special mechanism for substitution of doping samples of athletes at the Olympic Games in Sochi, became the reason for discussion. In particular, the WADA believes that positive doping tests of Russian athletes disappeared in the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow for years. In this regard, recommendations of the agency are quite simple - to remove Russian athletes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

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IOC agrees to ban Russian athletes from the Olympics

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is to make a decision to debar Russian athletes from the Olympic Games individually. The statement was made by the head of the International Olympic …

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IOC invites team of refugees to Olympics in Rio

In addition to the world Olympic teams, a team of refugees is to participate in the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. "The IOC decided to invite qualified refugee athletes to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de …

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IOC plans to help Crimea with sports development

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed to cooperate with Crimea in the development of sports in the region, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. …

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