‘Worst situation ever in Paralympic movement,’ IPC president says before Rio Games

Paralympic officials say that no sports or nations have been cut out, but the “athlete experience” could suffer.


Fiji’s rugby 7s coach given land and chiefly name as Olympic ‘thank you’

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Kenya Olympic officials in court over ‘Rio fiasco’

Two Kenyan Olympic officials are granted bail after appearing in court over alleged mismanagement of the national team at the Rio Olympics. Source BBC Sport – Sport http://ift.tt/2c9j2Tj


Doping in sport: 11 Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail retests

Three Olympic champions are among 11 weightlifters who face being stripped of their Beijing 2008 medals after failing doping retests. Source BBC Sport – Sport http://ift.tt/2beKC2j


Brazil Police Find Emails Linking Olympic Official To Company Accused of Illegal Ticket Sales

Police in Brazil said Tuesday that they have uncovered a series of potentially damning emails between a high-ranking Olympics official and a company alleged to have illegally sold tickets to the Olympic Games, the BBC reports. The official, Pat Hickey, formerly served as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and was a member…


How Your Old Cellphone Could End Up as an Olympic Medal

That old smartphone you’re carrying could become a part of Olympic history in four years if Tokyo Games organizers have their way. Administrators for Japan’s 2020 Olympics today announced plans to use recycled smartphone metals–bronze, silver, and gold–to make the next generation of Olympic medals, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The goal of the initiative…


Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims

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