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Russia Will Face Sanctions Despite Anti-Doping Measures, IOC CEO Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

Russia "made it a crime to facilitate doping, devoted more money to drug-testing the nation’s athletes and laid out a plan to establish mandatory antidoping education classes," according to Rebecca R. Ruiz of the N.Y. TIMES. Russia President Vladimir Putin called those changes -- inspired by t...

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05/01/17
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Tensions between North and South Korea "will not jeopardise" the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, organizers said, according to the BBC. The situation between the two countries has become "more strained amid concerns North Korea could be planning further missile or nuclear tests." But Games officia ...

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05/01/17
Coates To Lose IOC Role If Defeated

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04/28/17
Coates Issues Apology For Comments

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates "issued an apology for comments he made in a leaked email when referring to an employee with cancer," according to the HERALD SUN. Coates, who has "come under increasing pressure in recent days amid ongoing allegations of bullying and intimidation w ...

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04/28/17
2018 Olympics Facing Lodging Shortage

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04/27/17
AOC Will Submit To Independent Review

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04/27/17
2020 Olympics, 2019 RWC Team Up

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04/26/17
Coates Hits Back At Rival Campaign

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