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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.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
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The IOC remains permissive for participation of Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. The decision will be of sporting federations, the IOC said in a statement. Sunday's announcement means Russian athletes "will be accepted by the IOC" to compete in Rio if they can meet strict anti-doping criteria, have no doping history and are given the green light by their own sports governing body.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
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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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Inspired ISIS group suspected to prepare attacks at the Olympic Games was arrested in Brazil

Brazil says it will be ready to handle any terror attempt at the Rio Olympic Games. Brazilian police have arrested 10 people, a group inspired by ISIS, suspected of planning terrorist acts during next month's Rio Olympics, Brazil's Justice Ministry announced Thursday. Even if no specific targets were mentioned, the group, all Brazilian nationals, communicated  online without being an organized terrorist cell, the justice minister said.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
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