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WaPo column praises McCain as human rights champion with photo of him next to 'literal neo-Nazi'

Mainstream US media have been singing eulogies to the late Senator John McCain after he succumbed to brain cancer last weekend. Among them is a column in the Washington Post titled ‘The human rights community lost a champion.’ Author Jennifer Rubin describes how McCain “traveled the world to meet with dissidents, criticize dictators and support those struggling for freedom.” The ...

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‘Dick Pound is chief instigator of sanctions against Russia ’ – world champion hurdler Shubenkov

World champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov of Russia has said that the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, is the mastermind of sanctions on Russian sport. “There is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Dick Pound, who is the main instigator of anti-Russian sanctions in sport,” the 2015 world 110m hurdles champion was quoted as saying by ...

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Olympic champion Zagitova ready to be Russian flag-bearer at PyeongChang closing ceremony

Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova says she is willing to be the team’s flag-bearer at the Olympics closing ceremony, if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifts its provisional suspension on Russia. Read more “If our national flag is allowed [at the closing ceremony] I’m ready to bear it,” Zagitova told reporters after her tremendous victory in women’s skating, TASS ...

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‘Doping is absolutely useless in curling’ – European champion Anna Sidorova

Two-time European curling champion Anna Sidorova says that performance-enhancing drugs are ineffective in curling, which requires intellectual skill rather than physical strength. In an exclusive interview with RT, world silver medalist Sidorova said that apart from being physically fit, a successful curler should be psychologically strong and able to handle pressure. “I don’t think that doping can be useful in ...

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‘Angry Russians are unstoppable’ – Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva

Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva has taken to social media to share her thoughts on the recent drama surrounding Russian Olympic athletes on their way to South Korea’s PyeongChang Winter Games. The controversial decision of the Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to dismiss two appeals filed by the Russian athletes and coaches, announced on ...

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US Olympic champion cleared of doping after proving 'passionate kissing' led to positive test

US runner Gil Roberts has been cleared of doping charges after the New York Court of Appeals upheld a decision on Thursday ruling that he failed a drug test last year because he passionately kissed his girlfriend. In March of 2017, Roberts was suspended by the US Anti-Doping Agency(USADA) after testing positive for probenecid, a masking agent which could mask ...

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‘I don’t understand their decision’: Olympic champion Viktor Ahn on IOC PyeongChang ban

Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, banned from competing at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics over doping allegations, says he is struggling to understand the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision. “This is really a very difficult situation,” Ahn exclusively told RT. “The IOC hasn’t specified any reasons for my exclusion from the Olympics. I don’t understand why they ...

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Olympic short track champion Viktor Ahn ‘banned’ from 2018 Games – report

Russia’s leading short track skater Viktor Ahn has been banned from the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as part of the investigation into alleged doping in Russian sport, sources report. The six-time Olympic champion has been excluded from the list of Winter Games participants less than three weeks before the start of the event, which will be staged in ...

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S. Korean coach banned for allegedly assaulting Olympic champion skater

South Korea’s skating union (KSU) has suspended a women’s short-track team coach for allegedly beating Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who is expected to compete at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. No details of the incident have been revealed so far, but it was reported by AP that a male coach allegedly hit Shim during the training session prompting her ...

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Heavy-weed champion of the world? Mike Tyson launches California cannabis farm

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:50 Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California. The move by the former world heavyweight boxing champion comes hot on the heels of the state’s decision to legalize the drug for recreational use. READ MORE: ‘Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization ...

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