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Two PyeongChang Olympians banned for life over sexual assault

Two South Korean male mogul skiers, who competed at last month’s PyeongChang Olympics, have received life bans for the sexual assault of female teammates during the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Akita, Japan. Choi Jae-woo, 24, and Kim Ji-hyun, 23, have been accused of “physically and sexually abusing female athletes” and will be prohibited from registering as skiers at the ...

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Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tests positive for banned heart drug

Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart drug on February 18 during the Winter Games at PyeongChang, Russian bobsleigh federation said on its Facebook page. “The doping test of a pilot from Russia’s team, Nadezhda Sergeeva, from February 18 came back positive for a drug medication, listed as banned substance,” the statement on the Russian Bobsleigh ...

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Iran wrestler banned for throwing match to avoid Israeli matchup

The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation is to protest a 6 month ban handed to its wrestler Alireza Karimi, who threw a fight to avoid meeting an Israeli counterpart. Karimi, who competes in the under-86 kilogram weight class, was punished after being found guilty of deliberately losing his Under-23 World Championship quarter-final against Russian wrestler Alikhan Zhabrayilov in Poland ...

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Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant

Australia’s prime minister is imposing a ban on all sexual relationships between ministers and their staff after the deputy PM’s affair with his adviser was exposed when she became pregnant. Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban following the scandal which erupted after the Sydney Daily Telegraph published a front-page photograph, essentially exposing Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s relationship with his former media ...

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Romantic Russian skier weds bride banned from PyeongChang on Valentine's Day

Hoping to lighten the mood around Russian sport, romantic Russian skier Semen Denshchikov has married an athlete banned from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Valentine’s Day. Denshchikov was one of 169 Russians cleared by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to compete at PyeongChang as an Olympic Athlete of Russia (OAR) but his then-fiancée, skeleton team member Olga Potylitsina, ...

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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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Banned of God! – Football icon Maradona denied entry to US ‘for calling Trump a puppet’

Argentine World Cup winner Diego Maradona has been denied entry to the US after insulting President Donald Trump on South American TV, the football icon’s lawyer has revealed. Matias Morla told national news program ‘Buenos Días América’ how Maradona was giving an interview to Venezuelan TV station ‘TeleSur’, when the 1986 World Cup-winning captain was quizzed on what he thought ...

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Sexual assault of cows leads pensioner to be banned from all UK farms

A pensioner has been banned from every farm in Britain after he was found guilty of sexually abusing cows in a UK field in the summer of 2017. The 80-year-old man is currently on bail awaiting sentencing, but has been ordered to keep off farms, where judges fear he may find more bovine victims. John Curno was spotted masturbating while ...

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Russian athletes banned from PyeongChang Olympics to participate in alternative tournaments

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation says that while Russian athletes banned from the 2018 Winter Games will have a chance to compete in alternative tournaments, they will miss the Olympic atmosphere. “It’s not the same as going to the Olympics, feeling its atmosphere and that special feeling of exhilaration from winning the Games, but we will try our ...

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Russian skater cleared by IOC refuses to go to Olympics without banned teammates

Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Olga Graf, one of the few Russian skaters “invited” to compete in PyeongChang, has refused to go, saying her medal hopes were quashed after her teammates were snubbed. “I’m glad that the IOC commission found me a clean athlete, which I am, but it’s a shame that more than half of the speed skating team members, ...

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