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IOC sanctions four athletes

Lausanne, Sept 13, 2016: Four Athletes, The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes

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Confirms attack by Russian cyber espionage group

Montreal, Sept 13, 2016: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that a Russian cyber espionage group operator by the name of Tsar Team (APT28), also known as Fancy Bear, illegally gained access to WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) database via an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-created account for the Rio 2016

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Paris 2024 launches ‘Tour of France’ to promote bid

By Robert Fawdon, Marseille, France: Sept 13, 2016: With one year to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides which city will host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 has today launched a ‘Tour of France’ – an initiative that will see bid leaders touring cities in France outside

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Lepiato takes gold with high-jump world record

Rio de Janiero, Sept 12, 2016: Poland’s Maciej Lepiato raised the bar in the men’s high jump T44 as he set a new world record to seal gold on Monday (12 September) at the Rio Paralympic Games. The 28-year-old, who finished top of the podium four years ago, added one centimeter on

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GB takes command of para-equestrian team

By Rob Howell, Rio de Janiero, Sept 12, 2016: Great Britain took control of the team competition at the Rio 2016 para-dressage on Monday, with London 2012 double gold medallist Sophie Christiansen winning the grade Ia team test with a massive 77.522%. Riding Athene Lindebjerg, Christiansen scored the highest marks of the

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Devos makes history Youngest Champion

Rio de Janeiro, Sept 11, 2016: Belgium’s Laurens DEVOS has made history in Rio to become the youngest ever Paralympic Games table tennis Champion, at 16 years and 28 days old, with his victory in the Men’s Class 9 Gold medal match held tonight at Riocentro Pavilion 3. The young Belgian who

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ICC to present Test mace to Misbah in Lahore

Dubai, Sept 9, 2016: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the ICC Test Championship mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday, 21 September, it was announced today. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will make the presentation at 10h30 (PST), which will be followed by a

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Paris scores highly in new PwC “Cities of Opportunity”

By Robert Fawdon, Sept 8, 2016: Paris, the French capital city bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been placed fourth in the new PwC “Cities of Opportunity” global report which benchmarks the qualities that make business, finance and culture capitals successful. The report had a particular focus on

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ISA appoints Broadreach Media as global distributor

La Jolla, Sept 8, 2016: The International Surfing Association (ISA) has appointed Lausanne-based Broadreach Media as exclusive distributor of its media rights in the territories of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific and Asia (excluding Japan). Broadreach Media will also offer consultancy services regarding the packaging and production of ISA World

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Low Wee & Tsz Fung Claim World University

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 8, 2016: Top seeds Low Wee Wern and Yip Tsz Fung triumphed in the 9th World University Squash Championships which came to a climax in the Nicol DavidArena at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur today. Malaysian Low, a student at KDU Penang