LONDON: Olympic champions Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Two Pakistani athletes faced elimination in their respective events on the first day of the 2016 Rio Olympics, ARY News reported on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, lashed out at the city’s Olympics organizing committee, accusing it of “serious problems” in managing the crisis-plagued athletes’ village.
LAUSANNE: Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year’s Rio Olympics after failing dope tests when 454 samples were reexamined from the 2008 Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES: Four Russian gold medallists at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were drug cheats, doping whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov alleges in an interview for an upcoming edition of CBS television’s “60 Minutes”.
NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was named the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Contingents for Rio Olympics 2016 by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
WASHINGTON: The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
SOUTH KOREA: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has criticised the world governing bodies for basketball and men’s tennis, saying they were preventing athletes from representing their countries at international events.