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Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled the International Olympic Committee didn't have the power to sanction Mutko...

WADA delivers batch of Russian doping data for possible bans

Jul. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

The World Anti-Doping Agency has turned over evidence from 43 Russian doping cases to international sports federations, all based on the trove of data received from the Moscow laboratory that WADA scientists gained access to earlier this year. International federations will analyze the data and decide whether to...

Krakow confirmed to host 2023 European Games

Jun. 22, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games. It was the only bidder after a Russian plan to hold the games in Kazan fizzled out. It will continue the European Games' run of being hosted in Eastern European countries after Azerbaijan held the...

European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries. Memories of the lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago — the opening ceremony alone cost...

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

Jun. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country's anti-doping agency said Wednesday. The agency, known as RUSADA, previously said Monday it would file cases against 33 athletes from numerous sports suspected of receiving banned...

Russian track and field faces wave of disciplinary cases

Jun. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's second most powerful track official stepped down Friday amid a doping case, while seven other athletes are accused of training in secret with a banned coach. The cases come as Russia tries to have its ban from international track competitions, in place since 2015, lifted in time for...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

May. 22, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday proposed...