Quote of the Day

"Athletes from other countries count days to opening of the Olympic Games, while we -- to decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport."
-- Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbaeva, on how the IAAF's ban affects Russia's track and field athletes. (IANS, 7/17)
Monday July 18, 2016 Vol. 5 — No. 24 Print This Issue

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  • Not Welcome In Rio

    An email correspondence revealed that antidoping officials from at least 10 nations and 20 athlete groups "are preparing the extraordinary step of requesting that the entire Russian delegation be barred from the Summer Olympics over allegations of a state-sponsored doping program," according to Rebecca R. Ruiz of the N.Y. TIMES. The antidoping officials and athletes "were expected to pressure Olympic leaders on the matter as soon as Monday -- less than three weeks before the opening ceremony in Rio." They "were waiting for the results of an investigation" into claims published in the N.Y. Times of a state-sponsored doping program conducted by Russian officials at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

  • Going To Court

    Australian Olympic Committee files lawsuit against Telstra over ad campaign.

  • Waiting For A Decision

    Infantino set to find out whether he will be investigated for ethics violations.

  • Cutting Ties

    St. Petersburg fires general contractor of city's 2018 World Cup stadium.

  • Making A Bet

    Lottery company will become the new title sponsor of Poland's Ekstraklasa.

  • Taking A Stand

    Turkey’s sports world unites to voice their discontent over the failed coup attempt.

  • Heading North

    Dorna Sports reaches agreement for MotoGP to race on a new circuit in Finland in '18.

  • A New High

    FSV Mainz is set to break the €100M-revenue mark for the first time in history.

  • Minimizing The Risk

    ASO under pressure to keep Tour de France safe following terrorist attack in Nice.

  • Three's A Charm

    Equinox, Geico and DHL sign on as new sponsors for the 2016 Int'l Champions Cup.

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