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LAST_UPDATEThu, 29 Sep 2016 6pm

IOC Chief Bach's Action On Russia Cements Legacy: Athletes

Pic: ReutersThomas Bach's response to a report that found Russia concealed hundreds of positive doping tests ahead of the Sochi Winter Games will determine his legacy as International Olympic Committee president, athletes leaders said on Monday.

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Golfers Slam Talk That Zika Is Not Real Rio Threat

MELBOURNE: World No 1 Jason Day has hit back at critics of the golfers who have elected to skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Mexico’s Olympians Get Condoms Over Zika Fears

MEXICO CITY: Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

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FAM Ready To Meet TMJ Over Pendrive Issue - Hamidin

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PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are ready to meet the Tunku Mahkota of Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim over claims that he (TMJ) has a pendrive containing information and activities within the FAM.

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Russia Should Be Barred From Olympics, World Anti-Doping Agency Board Says

In his report released Monday, Richard McLaren outlined steps Russian authorities took to falsify positive doping tests among the country's athletes. AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

The World Anti-Doping Agency's executive board wants the International Olympic Committee to ban all Russian teams from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics following a report showing the scope and length of state-directed doping in the country.

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Tengku Abdullah Set For Crunch Talks With Khairy Jamaluddin

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has made it clear that he wants to meet Football Association (FAM) Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to discuss several issues that were brought up by Johor Darul Ta’azim (JDT) owner Tunku Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

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Nico Rosberg: ‘I Have Huge Respect For Lewis Hamilton But We Are Not Best Friends’

"Hello,” Nico Rosberg says as he sticks his head around the door to Toto Wolff’s office in a sleek grey building in Brackley. The head of Mercedes’s dominant Formula One team is away for the day and Rosberg is not surprised to find me in Wolff’s place. Instead, the leader of the drivers’ championship has two simple requests.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Move Over Cantona, I Want To Be God Of Manchester

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Eric Cantona that becoming the prince of Manchester United is not enough. He wants to be “God” of Old Trafford.

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Russian Olympic Chief Says Pleased WADA Made No Recommendations To IOC: TASS

Pic: ReutersRussian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov said on Monday he was pleased a World Anti-Doping Agency report into allegations of state-backed cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games had not made recommendations to the International Olympic Committee, TASS news agency reported.

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IOC Will Take 'Toughest Sanctions' Over Sochi Doping

Pic: ReutersLONDON: The International Olympic Committee said that Russian doping cover-ups confirmed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday showed a "shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport and the Olympic Games", and that it would not hesitate to take the toughest sanctions.

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