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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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US Olympic champion gymnast paid ‘hush money’ in Nassar sex abuse scandal

US Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney has filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics alleging that she was paid to keep quiet about sexual abuse suffered at the hands of the team’s disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney spoke of ‘systematic sexual abuse’ by Nassar, who worked for nearly 30 years as the team doctor, under the pretext of medical treatment. ...

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'I'll face Barthelemy-Relikh winner for WBA title’ – Former world champion Troyanovsky

Former IBF light welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky has confirmed to RT Sport he is expecting to fight the winner of the WBA title fight between Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh. The WBA strap is currently vacant since undisputed champion Terence Crawford’s move to welterweight, leaving the door open for Barthelemy and Relikh, rated number one and two by the organisation ...

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‘IOC is now politicized’, three-time Olympic champion Buvaisar Saitiev

Outstanding Russian wrestler and a State Duma deputy, Buvaisar Saitiev, winner of three Olympic gold medals, spoke exclusively to RT Sport about the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) sanctions against Russia. The 42-year-old athlete, widely considered one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time, and winner of Olympic tournaments in 1996, 2004 and 2008, says that the IOC has damaged ...

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‘IOC decision is against Russia, not just athletes’ – 3-time Olympic champion Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina, the most decorated figure skater in history who is now a member of the Russian State Duma, has spoken out on the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to impose sanctions on Russia. On Tuesday, the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. READ MORE: Russian Olympic Committee ...

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‘We were conditioned to stay silent’ – US Olympic champion Gabby Douglas on alleged sexual abuse

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 12:33 American Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas has become the third member of the 2012 US Olympic gold medal-winning squad to accuse former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. In an Instagram post published on Tuesday, the 2012 all-around gold medalist apologized for a Tweet posted on Friday, addressed to her former teammate and ...

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Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies, 49, after long battle with cancer

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 11:28 Czech tennis star Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon title, has died at the age of 49 after a long fight with cancer. Novotna, who had celebrated her birthday last month, passed away on Sunday surrounded by family members in the Czech Republic. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) confirmed the death of the ...

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Mongolian sumo champion under investigation for beer bottle assault on fellow wrestler

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 16:34 Nine-time sumo grand champion ‘Harumafuji’ of Mongolia has been accused of attacking a lower-ranked wrestler with a bottle of beer. Harumafuji, 33, hit compatriot Takanoiwa over the head at a party for Mongolian sumo wrestlers last month, violating the strict sumo rules that prohibit wrestlers from demonstrating their emotions in public, according to Japan’s ...

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US Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman reveals sexual abuse by team doctor

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:13 Edited time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:22 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is the second of the so-called ‘Fierce Five’ medal-winning squad to reveal that she was sexually abused by the USA Gymnastics team doctor. Three-time gold medalist Raisman spoke out about the abuse in an interview with ‘60 Minutes’ which will air Sunday. “I ...

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