Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics, Athletes Can Compete Under Olympic Flag: IOC
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Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics, Athletes Can Compete Under Olympic Flag: IOC

The IOC announced the decision after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years.

Hong Kong Athlete Says Coach Abused Her As Teenager
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Hong Kong Athlete Says Coach Abused Her As Teenager

Lui Lai-yiu is the first high-profile woman in socially conservative Hong Kong to tell of abuse as part of the #MeToo movement exposing sexual misconduct.

Richard McLaren Says Russia Risks Worse Doping Sanctions
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Richard McLaren Says Russia Risks Worse Doping Sanctions

McLaren's comments came on a day when a Russian inquiry repeated the allegation against the former head of the Moscow drug-testing lab, Grigory Rodchenkov.

Russia Deprived Of Two More 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Golds For Doping
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Russia Deprived Of Two More 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Golds For Doping

Alexander Zubkov, a hero in Russia after winning both the two-man and four-man bob in the Russian Black Sea resort, was disqualified and his results struck off.

Oscar Pistorius' Sentence For Killing Girlfriend More Than Doubled By South African Appeals Court
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Oscar Pistorius' Sentence For Killing Girlfriend More Than Doubled By South African Appeals Court

Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

Usain Bolt Should Have Retired Earlier: Michael Johnson
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Usain Bolt Should Have Retired Earlier: Michael Johnson

"My advice to Usain would've been to retire earlier," four time Olympic champion sprinter Michael Johnson told NDTV.

Justin Gatlin Left Off Shortlist For Best Athlete
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Justin Gatlin Left Off Shortlist For Best Athlete

Justin Gatlin's omission is no surprise, though, as the IAAF changed its rules in 2015 to exclude from its list anyone who has ever been sanctioned for a serious doping offence.

Asian Games Gold Medallist Priyanka Panwar Banned For 8 Years
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Asian Games Gold Medallist Priyanka Panwar Banned For 8 Years

As per the NADA code, athletes caught for a second anti-doping rule violation get a maximum suspension of eight years.

Record Breaker Mo Farah Wins Fourth Successive Great North Run
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Record Breaker Mo Farah Wins Fourth Successive Great North Run

The 34-year-old is the first athlete to win the Great North Run four times in a row. He is now level in terms of most victories with Kenya's Benson Masya, who was champion four times in the 1990s.

Man Held Over World 800m Champion Assault
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Man Held Over World 800m Champion Assault

French police arrested a 24-year-old man Thursday in connection with an assault on French world 800 metres champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, sources close to the investigation said.

'Nobody Is irreplaceable': Carl Lewis Takes A Dig At Usain Bolt
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'Nobody Is irreplaceable': Carl Lewis Takes A Dig At Usain Bolt

Considered the greatest athlete of all time, Jamaican Bolt drew curtains on his illustrious career after a disappointing performance at the World Championship in London, where he could only win a bronze in the 100m.

Mo Farah Motors Home In Victorious Adieu To Home Crowd
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Mo Farah Motors Home In Victorious Adieu To Home Crowd

Mo Farah, who had agonisingly fallen just short of a third successive distance world double in London last Saturday taking silver in the 5,000 metres, cruised home in the 3,000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.

Deepa Malik Appeals For Khel Ratna, Gets Haryana Chief Minister's Backing
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Deepa Malik Appeals For Khel Ratna, Gets Haryana Chief Minister's Backing

One of the selection committee members said it was not possible to include all medal winners of the Rio Paralympics.

IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017: Davinder Singh Kang Reveals AFI Asked Him To Pull Out
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IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017: Davinder Singh Kang Reveals AFI Asked Him To Pull Out

Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has claimed that Athletics Federation of India asked him to drop out of the recently-concluded World Championships as he was facing doping charges but the AFI dismissed it as a non issue, saying it had done so to save the country from shame.

Usain Bolt Set To Make Manchester United Debut Against Barcelona

Usain Bolt Set To Make Manchester United Debut Against Barcelona

The legendary sprinter retired from athletics at the World Championships.

How Manchester United Helped Ease Usain Bolt's Pain After A 'Rough Week'
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How Manchester United Helped Ease Usain Bolt's Pain After A 'Rough Week'

Usain Bolt found solace in Manchester United's win after a rough week at the World Athletics Championships.

Usain Bolt's Illustrious Career Ends In Tears After Cramp Downs Him In Final Race
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Usain Bolt's Illustrious Career Ends In Tears After Cramp Downs Him In Final Race

Slated to run the final leg of the men's 4x100 relay for Jamaica, Bolt tumbled to the track with an injury just after teammate Yohan Blake handed him the baton.

World Championships: Usain Bolt Wins Relay Heats In His Penultimate Race
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World Championships: Usain Bolt Wins Relay Heats In His Penultimate Race

Usian Bolt said his emotions were still in check at the thought of bowing out of track and field.

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