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Olympic medalist sentenced for breaching US Capitol

Klete Keller will spend six months under house arrest for his role in the 2021 riot. US Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller has been...

Olympic chief rebuffs Ukraine’s demand

Thomas Bach says Russian and Belarusian athletes should be allowed to compete at the Paris 2024 games under a neutral flag. A total ban on...

Former Canadian Olympic coach threatened by lawyers over 2016 Rio 800m final

Record-breaking coach Peter Eriksson called the result 'an injustice'. The women's 800m final at the 2016 Olympics remains a source of controversy. The top three placings...

Usain Bolt reveals sum allegedly stolen from investment account

Usain Bolt is widely considered to have been the greatest sprinter in history. Some $12.7 million has gone missing from an investment account linked to...

Olympic sprint icon ‘missing millions from investment account’ – media

There are major discrepancies with an account belonging to Usain Bolt, according to a report in Jamaica. An investigation has been launched in Jamaica after...

India ready to host Olympics ‘in big way’ – minister

Sports official Anurag Thakur says his country will bid for the 2036 Summer Games. India is seriously considering a bid for the 2036 Olympic Games...

Olympics chiefs open synchronized swimming to men

Males will be able to compete in the sport at the Olympics for the first time at Paris 2024. Male competitors will be able to...

IOC hints at boxing being scrapped from Paris Olympics

The committee thinks that the IBA has “no real interest” in the sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that boxing might have to...

US Olympic champion Gil Roberts banned for doping

Gil Roberts won gold at the 2016 Rio Games and has a World Championship silver medal to his name. American Olympic gold medalist Gil Roberts...

Sir Murray Halberg dies

Sir Murray Halberg has died, aged 89. Halberg won the gold medal in the 5,000m track race at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. https://twitter.com/TheNZTeam/status/1598150452201152512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1598150452201152512%7Ctwgr%5E3de8eb0746dd5a6e566e3291b695131eb6f916eb%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nzherald.co.nz%2Fsport%2Fsir-murray-halberg-dies-aged-89%2FP5UBSYZQ7FFRPEOU22QCFBFUWM%2F He founded the...

Olympic chief backs trans participation, but not Russian

Thomas Bach said people should be able to access sport ‘without discrimination’. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has given his thoughts on trans...

Iranian climber ‘won’t be punished’ for hijab scandal – official

Elnaz Rekabi arrived back in Tehran to a hero’s welcome on Wednesday. Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi, who made headlines for becoming just the second woman...

IOC bans Latin American country’s Olympic committee

Guatemala’s committee was suspended after a key deadline was missed. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Guatemala’s Olympic Committee (NOC) on Sunday due to a...

Anti-doping chiefs cut Ukraine slack over ‘non-conformities’

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) cited 'force majeure' in justifying the step. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said previous “non-conformities” concerning the Ukrainian anti-doping...

Another arrest in Tokyo Olympics bribery case

Businessman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa was apprehended on Wednesday morning. Tokyo’s Public Prosecutor’s Office has arrested another figure in relation to bribes that were allegedly made to...

Further details emerge in Norway anti-doping row

It is claimed that Norwegian sports chiefs were aware of the doping crisis for three years. Norwegian Olympic chiefs had been aware of a failure...

Tokyo Olympics official Haruyuki Takahashi arrested in bribery case

Three others were apprehended in addition to Haruyuki Takahashi. Prosecutors in Japan have arrested former Tokyo 2020 Olympics board member Haruyuki Takahashi on suspicion of...

Japanese Olympic hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki killed in France

Tsudoi Miyazaki was hit by a car while training. Japanese athletics is in mourning after the life of Paris 2024 hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki was tragically...

Protesters oppose Japan 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Some members of the Japanese public don't want to see the competition held in Sapporo in 2030. Protesters gathered in Tokyo and Sapporo on Sunday...

Britain loses Olympic medal over sprinter’s doping shame

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that British sprinter CJ Ujah’s Tokyo 2020 sample contained two banned substances. Team GB has been stripped of...

Nico Porteous wins gold in men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe

Nico Porteous has won New Zealand's second gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe. https://twitter.com/Olympics/status/1494868860817842180?s=20&t=8ltzvhY5JQsES3OGTt3sXA https://twitter.com/TheNZTeam/status/1494868184130002944?s=20&t=8ltzvhY5JQsES3OGTt3sXA https://twitter.com/Weesesports/status/1494869279510081536?s=20&t=8ltzvhY5JQsES3OGTt3sXA https://twitter.com/Olympics/status/1494863816018079744?s=20&t=8ltzvhY5JQsES3OGTt3sXA

Valieva wins Beijing doping case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) declined to impose a suspension on the teenager. Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva is free to compete at...

Something seriously doesn’t add up in Kamila Valieva’s doping case

The news that Kamila Valieva has tested positive for a banned substance raises more questions than answers. Heading into the Winter Olympics, Kamila Valieva would...

First positive doping test of Beijing Games announced

Iranian skier Hossein Saveh Shemshaki has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance. Drug-testing officials have announced the first suspension of the...

Gold in Beijing for Zoi Sadowski-Synnott!!

20 year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott made history today by becoming the first New Zealander to win a Winter Olympics Gold medal. https://twitter.com/NBCSports/status/1490175487058063362?s=20&t=kFNL0XYeBsQ5kHn9EbDApw https://twitter.com/tenkiner/status/1489804144189739011?s=20&t=kFNL0XYeBsQ5kHn9EbDApw https://twitter.com/tenkiner/status/1489804144189739011?s=20&t=kFNL0XYeBsQ5kHn9EbDApw https://twitter.com/Ben13Porter/status/1490160189848403977?s=20&t=kFNL0XYeBsQ5kHn9EbDApw  

China responds to US boycott of Beijing Olympics

Beijing has shot back after Washington declared a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics, saying American leaders weren’t invited to the event to...

Why China’s Uyghurs are back in the headlines

After months of silence, the Western media have refocused their attention on the Uyghurs of China’s Xinjiang region. The agenda is simple – to...

US waging campaign to disrupt Beijing Olympics – Russian Foreign Ministry official

America is attempting to undermine the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing through “political and information” campaigns, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman. “The United...

Olympic bosses have just made it even easier for trans athletes to beat women

The decision by the International Olympic Committee to scrap rules on hormone levels for male-born trans women athletes is bad news for elite female...

Olympic Torch handed to Beijing organisers

The ceremonies were considerably reduced this year, as Greek authorities cancelled the traditional six-day torch relay across Greece, and banned spectators from other events...

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