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'I’d rather throw my medal in the dumpster than return it’ – Russian biathlete banned by IOC

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 18:57 A Russian biathlon team member, Yana Romanova, who was banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from taking part in future Olympic Games, stated that she would never return her silver medal taken in women’s relay event in Sochi. On Monday, the IOC extended the list of banned athletes, by disqualifying five more representatives ...

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Look away now: The 5 most horrific injuries in sports history (GRAPHIC)

Professional athletes often expose themselves to danger in their attempts to push themselves to the limit and reach the pinnacle of their sport. RT Sport takes a look at five athletes who sustained gruesome injuries during their endeavors. 1. Samir Ait Said – Broken leg, artistic gymnastics French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific broken leg while performing an ...

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‘No Russia, no Games’: Russian schoolboy launches campaign in support of Olympic athletes

A schoolboy from St. Petersburg, Roman Starkov, has launched a campaign to support Russia’s leading sportsmen ahead of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on the participation of national athletes at the Winter Games in February. The #noRUSSIAnoGAMES hashtag has been gaining momentum on Russian social media. On his page on the social network ‘Vkontakte,’ Roman – an aspiring ski ...

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Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia poster revealed in Moscow

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 13:30 The official poster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, featuring Russian goalkeeping great Lev Yashin accompanied by Soviet artwork, was revealed in the Moscow Metro on Tuesday. Yashin, who played in four FIFA World Cups – 1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970 – features in a flat-cap with his famous knee brace and all-black kit, ...

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Dirty play: Brazilian footballer sent off after sticking finger in rival’s bum (VIDEO)

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 09:58 A Brazilian first division football match was marred after a Ponte Preta center-back got handsy and made some invasive exploration of his opponent’s backside – twice, and got a red card which sent his team spiraling. The match between Ponte Preta and Vitoria ended in a 3-2 victory for the latter. It would have ...

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IOC bans 5 Russian athletes from Olympics over alleged doping rules violations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has annulled the results of another five Russian participants of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, including gold and silver medalists, on Monday, citing the findings of the body’s disciplinary commission chaired by Denis Oswald. Two Russian biathletes, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina, both members of the Russian women’s silver relay team, have been stripped of ...

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‘Football can make relations warmer’ says FIFA Ambassador Lopyreva on England & Russia fans (VIDEO)

The FIFA ambassador for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Victoria Lopyreva, was on hand in Central London to attend the “Alliance of the Host Cities” event to go over the fine details of the tournament next year. Lopyreva joined a host of World Cup 2018 representatives and officials at Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster to answer questions on ...

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MMA fighter KOs opponent with vicious head kick despite breaking own arm mid-fight

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 19:13 This is the moment English MMA fighter Brendan Loughnane knocked out his opponent with a vicious head kick at ACB 75 in Stuttgart, Germany, last weekend – despite breaking his arm mid-fight. Loughnane, a 27-year-old Manchester native who was taking part in his third fight under the banner of Russian MMA promotion ACB (Absolute ...

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WADA chief cites ‘hints & claims’ over Russian state-sponsored doping, 1 year after McLaren Report

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie has said that despite the organization still having no sufficient evidence a state-sponsored doping system in Russia ever existed, it does not mean the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will be reinstated. In an exclusive interview with RT at the sporting forum Play the Game in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Reedie said that ...

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Maria Sharapova gets marriage proposal from fan in Turkey, says ‘maybe’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 15:48 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova received a surprise marriage proposal from a fan at an exhibition game in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday. The five-time Grand Slam holder, who is on tour as part of her preparations for next season, made a stop in Istanbul on Sunday to face local player Cagla Buyukakcay. Sharapova was ...

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