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Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi died in a car accident

The 37-year-old Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has been killed in a crash during training ride near his home in Filottrano, in central Italy, after he was home in the evening to his family. He was involved in a crash with a van in a crossroad. According to initial reports, Scarponi died on the spot and was unable to be revived by emergency services which arrived promptly.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
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Russian team is banned to participate to Rio Paralympics 2016

Russian team is now officially banned to participate to Rio Paralympics 2016, which will begin in September 7. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings after the doping scandal  267 Russian athletes across 18 sports including Margarita Goncharova and Evgenii Shvetsov (athletics), Olesya Vladykina , Valeriia Shabalina and Darya Stukalova (swimming) will now miss the Games.

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Kathrine Switzer participated again at the Boston Marathon, 70-year-old

Sometimes and especially in sport, people like to symbolically repeat the performances at a specific time for celebrating. This is the case of  Kathrine Switzer, who was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon in 1967, as a 20-year-old Syracuse University journalism student, and did it again Monday, 50 years later, at 70 year old.

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'Iron Lady' gets the gold medal after dominating the 400-meter individual medley

Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu, who earned the "Iron Lady" nickname for her tireless year-round racing schedule, did not just win the gold medal in the Rio Games but also managed to shatter the world record in 400 IM. The athlete's winning time of 4:26.36 put Hosszu easily ahead of United States' silver medalist Maya DiRado (4:31.15) and Spain's bronze medalist Mireia Belmonte Garcia (4:32.39).

  • Written by Jed E. Robinson
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