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Russia doping: Federation bans athletes as Team GB wait on Olympic medals

Russia has banned three athletes for four years each as a result of retested samples taken at the 2008 Olympics. Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Inga Abitova and Denis Alekseyev tested positive for banned substance Turinabol. Kapachinskaya claimed silver in the women’s 4x400m ...

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Olympic legend Phelps to race against great white shark

Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, will race against a great white shark as part of a television show due to air in July. A press release from the Discovery Channel promises that “the world’s most decorated ...

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Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty frustrated by 50m Olympic omission

Rio gold medallist Adam Peaty says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a mistake by not including three new 50m sprint events for Tokyo 2020. The IOC said last week that men’s 800m and women’s 1500m freestyle races would be ...

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Tokyo 2020: Mixed-gender events added to Olympic Games

Mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon have been approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the IOC has announced. The Games will include a 4x400m mixed relay in athletics and a 4x100m medley mixed relay in swimming. ...

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Adam Peaty: Olympic champion in GB World Championships team

Olympic champion Adam Peaty is in a 29-strong British Swimming team for this year’s World Championships in Hungary. The 100m breaststroke world record holder, 22, will defend his title when the championships start on 14 July. Fellow Rio 2016 medallists ...

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New Olympic medal gives career 'more meaning' – Sotherton

Kelly Sotherton feels her career has “more meaning” after she was upgraded to a three-time Olympic medallist following retrospective drug tests. Sotherton, who won heptathlon bronze in 2004, has been given third for the same event in Beijing 2008 after ...

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Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade

Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal for the second time in five months after retrospective drug tests. Russian Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of the heptathlon bronze she won at Beijing in 2008 ...

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Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade

Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal for the second time in five months after retrospective drug tests. Russian Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of the heptathlon bronze she won at Beijing in 2008 ...

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Brianna Rollins: US Olympic champion banned for a year for missing drugs tests

American Olympic champion Brianna Rollins has been banned for a year for missing three drugs tests in 2016 – one of which came while she was meeting former United States president Barack Obama at the White House. Another saw Rollins, ...

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Herne Hill Velodrome: former Olympic venue completes legacy refurbishment

Visitors to the Herne Hill Velodrome in south London will have their experience enhanced by changing facilities and a club room as the new pavilion opened its doors on 30 March. The pavilion is the final piece of a renovation ...

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