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‘Heinous acts’: US Olympic committee accused of sex trafficking in new lawsuit

The US Olympic Committee is embroiled in a fresh misconduct controversy as a new lawsuit alleges that it knowingly allowed the sex trafficking and abuse of Taekwondo athletes for more than 20 years. Four female athletes and 44 women, whose identities have been withheld, are accusing the USOC and USA Taekwondo of allowing more than two decades of sexual abuse, ...

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Olympic champions Mo Farah & Usain Bolt to face off in UNICEF Soccer Aid match

British long-distance runner Mo Farah has announced he will play for England in the 2018 Soccer Aid charity match. He will face sprint world record holder Usain Bolt, who will captain the Rest of the World XI team. Soccer Aid brings together football stars and celebrities to raise money for UNICEF and is scheduled for June 10 at Manchester United’s ...

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'They know who I am & who I represent' – Russian Olympic figure skater Medvedeva to RT

Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has spoken exclusively to RT about becoming a two-time Olympic silver medalist, despite political pressure at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Eighteen-year-old Medvedeva won a silver medal in PyeongChang, finishing second to teammate and friend Alina Zagitova. The two were forced to compete as Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) after the International ...

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US Olympic Committee chairman resigns for ‘health reasons’ amid Nassar sex abuse case

US Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun has stepped down from his post, citing ongoing health issues. His resignation takes place amidst the ongoing scandal of the USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar. The USOC made the critical decision just a week after the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ended. The committee was under intense pressure to either fire Blackmun or have ...

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IOC lifts suspension of Russian Olympic Committee

Published time: 28 Feb, 2018 13:00 Edited time: 28 Feb, 2018 13:02 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted its suspension on the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which was imposed prior to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT Sport News

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Olympic rings: Russian female skiers get airport marriage proposals upon return from PyeongChang

Russian cross-country skiers Anastasia Sedova and Anna Nechayevska received a shock when their respective partners popped the question at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport where they were returning from PyeongChang 2018. The duo, who won bronze in the women’s 4x5km relay at the Winter Games, both accepted their marriage proposals, and admitted they were none the wiser about the surprise from their ...

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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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Triumphant Russian hockey team defies ban, sings national anthem after Olympic win

The Russian hockey squad, which won Olympic gold in a tight, nerve-racking overtime game against Germany, defied the IOC ban at the awards ceremony and sang the words of the national anthem over the Olympic Hymn. The Olympic hockey final turned out to be a real thriller, with the Russians winning on an overtime goal by Kirill Kaprizov – now ...

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‘It was difficult to discover her potential’ – Zagitova’s ex-coach on Olympic champion’s early steps

The first coach of Russian figure-skating star Alina Zagitova said that the newly-crowned Olympic champion was a disobedient child with unlikely prospects of becoming a global star. Read more On Friday Zagitova claimed gold in women’s single skating, overtaking her famous teammate, reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, who finished second in PyeongChang. Leading the competition after the short program, Zagitova ...

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Olympic Athletes from Russia advance to men’s hockey final after beating Czech Republic 3-0

Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 09:57 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 10:03 Olympic Athletes from Russia have reached the men’s hockey finals of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, beating the Czech Republic in the semifinals 3-0. For the first time since the 1998 Nagano games, Russian players, competing this year as neutrals in the Winter Olympics, have advanced to the gold ...

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