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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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Rio 'Practically Ready' For Olympics

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S-Oil Becomes 2018 PyeongChang Sponsor

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Paris 2024 Launches Mobile App

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Rio Venues Ready, But Issues Remain

Olympic inspectors "are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro’s preparations," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. The IOC team "will find most of the venues ready to show off to billions of television viewers" when the Games open in just under four months. But trouble "lingers ...

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ESports To Piggyback Off Olympics

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Japan 2020 Unveils Final Logo Candidates

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AOC Wants Child Protection Push

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