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‘Happy to watch her do my program’: Olympic champ Zagitova challenges US skater after criticism

15-year-old Russian skating star and PyeongChang champion Alina Zagitova has challenged US skater Ashley Wagner to try and perform her Olympic program before she decides to criticize it. Speaking exclusively to RT’s Ilya Petrenko, Zagitova was asked to comment on the American figure skater Ashley Wagner, who lambasted her free-skating program in an overly emotional tweet. Wagner, who was not ...

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‘It’s all just starting’: 15yo PyeongChang champ Zagitova about emotions, plans & critics

Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova, in an exclusive interview after her PyeongChang triumph, tells RT she hasn’t yet fully realized she’s an Olympic champion and that she plans to delight her fans for many more seasons. RT: Alina, thank you very much for this opportunity, it is a great honor. You’re 15 and you’re an Olympic champion. Honestly, what’s on ...

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'This fight is my springboard to Anthony Joshua': Povetkin sends warning to heavyweight champ

RT Sport caught up with former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin at his training base in Sochi to talk title fights, drug tests, home comforts and “springboarding” his way to a shot at WBA and IBF king Anthony Joshua. Alexander Povetkin’s name conjures a catalogue of emotions in boxing circles. Some link his name to doping scandals, some say it has ...

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Former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury cleared to fight again

Controversial heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) agreed to reinstate his boxing license on the condition that he passes a medical. Read more Fury was allowed to apply for a license after he accepted a backdated two-year doping ban from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in December after testing positive ...

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Russian athletes not giving up Olympic medals until doping proof presented – banned Sochi champ

Banned Russian athletes won’t be returning the Olympic medals they won at the Sochi 2014 Games until solid proof of doping violations is presented, Russian bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov, who was stripped of two gold medals, said. “This is absurdity,” Zubkov said, commenting on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to strip him of his two- and four-man gold medals from ...

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‘They call me Putin’s bodyguard’ – Russian Kung Fu champ set for UFC debut

Russian Wushu Sanda world champion Muslim Salikhov is making his UFC debut on November 25. The Dagestan native, who is coming off a run of nine first-round finishes, spoke exclusively to RT Sport ahead of the event. Salikhov, 33, has won all the possible titles in Wushu Sanda, including the ‘King of Kung Fu’ tournament, made his MMA debut back ...

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‘I ban my haters’ – Russian powerlifting champ Nataliya Kuznetsova (PHOTOS)

Russian powerlifting and bodybuilding champion Nataliya Kuznetsova, who recently announced her professional comeback, has talked about her growing fanbase and the frequent requests she gets for photos and to help people with their training. Kuznetsova, 26, who is a female powerlifting champion and record holder at Russian, European and World levels, recently announced her intention to come back to professional ...

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‘Get fit you fat f***’ – Anthony Joshua fires shots at former champ Fury

Heavyweight boxing sensation Anthony Joshua delivered a huge dig to British rival and former champion Tyson Fury with a four-letter tweet telling him to “Get fit you fat f***” on Thursday. The tweet comes amid rumors of a mega-fight between Joshua, the current IBF, WBA and IBO belt holder and Fury, who beat long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 ...

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‘Only a bad soldier doesn’t dream of being a general’ – Russian boxing world champ Dmitry Bivol

Russian boxing world champion Dmitry Bivol is fast becoming one of the most talked-about fighters not only within hardcore boxing circles, but around the world. With a relaxed and humble demeanor, maturity, and solid boxing skills, the 26-year-old Bivol has quickly established a solid fanbase, which is rapidly growing in size and fervor. In short, more and more people are ...

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Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC Champ After Jon Jones Steroid Scandal

Daniel CormierReinstated as UFC ChampAfter Jon Jones Steroid Scandal 9/13/2017 5:40 PM PDT Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC’s Light Heavyweight Champion after his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 was officially changed to a “no contest” in the wake of JJ’s positive steroid test. TMZ Sports broke the story … Jones was flagged for Turinabol — ...

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