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examiner.com
Sports law conference sellout signals years of bitter disputes aheadsuccessfully contested a false report regarding apparent use of a banned substa
Sports law conference sellout signals years of bitter disputes ahead
examiner.com / Posted 6 hours ago
successfully contested a false report regarding apparent use of a banned substance that resulted in her exclusion from the 2008 Olympics; the ordeal required proving that a supplement that Hardy had taken legally had been inadvertently... Read more
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FIFA
Football stars in search of souvenirsas he explained to FIFA.com. “The most precious piece in my collection is a Lio
Football stars in search of souvenirs
FIFA / Posted yesterday
as he explained to FIFA.com. “The most precious piece in my collection is a Lionel Messi jersey, which I picked up at the 2008 Olympics. It’s strange because he wore 15 on his back at the time, but now he’s a No10. It’s weird to see his name... Read more
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The Age
More than 60 athletes who took part in London 2012 Olympics may have been on drugscame just over a week after it was revealed 31 athletes had tested positive fro
More than 60 athletes who took part in London 2012 Olympics may have been on drugs
The Age / Posted yesterday
came just over a week after it was revealed 31 athletes had tested positive from a fresh analysis of 454 samples from the 2008 Olympics. Another failure was confirmed yesterday, taking it to 32 on top of the 21 Beijing results that had... Read more
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Canberra Times
More than 60 athletes who took part in London 2012 Olympics may have been on drugscame just over a week after it was revealed 31 athletes had tested positive fro
More than 60 athletes who took part in London 2012 Olympics may have been on drugs
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
came just over a week after it was revealed 31 athletes had tested positive from a fresh analysis of 454 samples from the 2008 Olympics. Another failure was confirmed yesterday, taking it to 32 on top of the 21 Beijing results that had... Read more
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ESPN
Spanish Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Spanish Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint in Rio
ESPN / Posted 2 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knifepoint in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighborhood while competing in the... Read more
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ESPN
Shot putter Nelson, 40, to try for 4th Olympicsmetabolite. The medals were reallocated in 2013. Nelson also won a world champ
Shot putter Nelson, 40, to try for 4th Olympics
ESPN / Posted 2 days ago
metabolite. The medals were reallocated in 2013. Nelson also won a world championship in 2005. He qualified for the 2008 Olympics but finished outside the top 10 and was injured in the run-up to London 2012. An outspoken advocate for... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Hall inductee 'gobsmacked'New Zealand women's cricket team is? The little girl who came to me was Suzie B
Hall inductee 'gobsmacked'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
New Zealand women's cricket team is? The little girl who came to me was Suzie Bates.'' Bates played for the Tall Ferns at the 2008 Olympics but had to give the sport away when she was made White Ferns captain. Rout played a small part in her rise... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canada plays by anti-doping rules while cheaters prosperOlympics, almost in every sport: 'Where did that come from?'" Former sprinter
Canada plays by anti-doping rules while cheaters prosper
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
Olympics, almost in every sport: 'Where did that come from?'" Former sprinter Anson Henry, who competed for Canada at the 2008 Olympics, says he was involved in a number of high-profile races where the winner eventually ended up testing... Read more
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livesoccertv
Messi stats & highlights: Argentina's Copa America Centenario star to watchjust to name a few. Leo, however, hasn’t been able to replicate this success w
Messi stats & highlights: Argentina's Copa America Centenario star to watch
livesoccertv / Posted 3 days ago
just to name a few. Leo, however, hasn’t been able to replicate this success with the national side, as a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics remains his only silverware with Argentina. The man compared to the legendary Diego Maradona has guided La... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Team Canada veteran Murphy fought through injury to rejoin teamover the past couple years she couldn’t be more right. She was part of the Tea
Team Canada veteran Murphy fought through injury to rejoin team
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
over the past couple years she couldn’t be more right. She was part of the Team Canada roster that failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She was part of the team that finally broke through in 2012 to finish eighth in London. Now... Read more
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Daily Mail
Pendleton: I would have gone to Rio if Sutton had quit earlierout.’ The 35-year-old said she would have done even better in London without S
Pendleton: I would have gone to Rio if Sutton had quit earlier
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
out.’ The 35-year-old said she would have done even better in London without Shane Sutton Pendleton, who also won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, revealed she has put her name forward for the independent review which will investigate the... Read more
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CBS Sports
Jennie Finch set to make history as the first woman to manage a pro baseball teamhelped the team to a national championship in 2011. She also won a gold medal i
Jennie Finch set to make history as the first woman to manage a pro baseball team
CBS Sports / Posted 4 days ago
helped the team to a national championship in 2011. She also won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics. Once upon a time she struck out Albert Pujols: Finch is married to former big league reliever Casey... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Silver Stars will retire Becky Hammon's jerseyin taking a leadership role and never giving up. She didn't just do it in the
Silver Stars will retire Becky Hammon's jersey
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 4 days ago
in taking a leadership role and never giving up. She didn't just do it in the WNBA either. As a member of Team Russia at the 2008 Olympics, she led the Russians to a bronze medal, equaling their best showing in Olympic history. Since her... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
Kingston Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
Oxford Mail / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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Gazette
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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guardian-series
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
guardian-series / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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Harrow Times
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
Harrow Times / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign driversthat day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating
Russians put a brave face on seeing their train in the hands of foreign drivers
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 5 days ago
that day, state media broke the news that 14 of the 31 athletes caught cheating by the recent retesting of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian. They were caught by analysing the long-term metabolites (chemical residues) of... Read more
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The Age
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Gamesthe Oarsome Foursome. Between 1990 and 2012 with various crew members, Austral
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Games
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
the Oarsome Foursome. Between 1990 and 2012 with various crew members, Australia won two Olympic gold and one silver medals and two world championships in the category. Members of the Oarsome Foursome split into pairs won gold at the 2008 Olym... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Gamesthe Oarsome Foursome. Between 1990 and 2012 with various crew members, Austral
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Games
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
the Oarsome Foursome. Between 1990 and 2012 with various crew members, Australia won two Olympic gold and one silver medals and two world championships in the category. Members of the Oarsome Foursome split into pairs won gold at the 2008 Olym... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Russia to bar doperssaid earlier yesterday that it had been informed by the International Olympic C
Russia to bar dopers
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
said earlier yesterday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes. "Fourteen Russian athletes in three... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Gamesone silver medals and two world championships in the category. Members of the O
Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Games
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
one silver medals and two world championships in the category. Members of the Oarsome Foursome split into pairs won gold at the 2008 Olympics. They went into the final on the Rotsee lake with high hopes after finishing second in an earlier race-off... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Take 5: Boulder Olympic triathlete Laura Bennettold, her duty to habit earned an invite to the Olympic Training Center in Color
Take 5: Boulder Olympic triathlete Laura Bennett
Summit Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
old, her duty to habit earned an invite to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, which led to appearances at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Olympics in London. She took fourth in 2008, 17th in 2012 and a slew of international... Read more
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Squawka
Everything you need to know about Man Utd and Man City’s pre-season derby in Chinagame will be hosted at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Birds Ne
Everything you need to know about Man Utd and Man City’s pre-season derby in China
Squawka / Posted 5 days ago
game will be hosted at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest. The venue, which was built for the 2008 Olympics, has a capacity of 80,000 and is now mostly used for football games. This will be the first time the... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Releases 2016 Candidatespitched (349.2) and games started (51). Swindle, a native of Vancouver, Canada,
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Releases 2016 Candidates
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 6 days ago
pitched (349.2) and games started (51). Swindle, a native of Vancouver, Canada, suited up for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Germany, and the 2013 World Baseball Classic in... Read more
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DW
Russia to bar athletes with past doping offences from Rio Olympics |Olympic Committee (ROC) said that 14 of its Beijing athletes had tested positiv
Russia to bar athletes with past doping offences from Rio Olympics |
DW / Posted 6 days ago
Olympic Committee (ROC) said that 14 of its Beijing athletes had tested positive in a series of re-tests dating back to the 2008 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had said last week that, worldwide, 31 athletes from 12 sporting... Read more
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The Star
Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympicssaid earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic
Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
said earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes. (Reporting by Alexander Winning, editing by Ed... Read more
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CBC.ca
Olympic high jump champ among 31 athletes caught by 2008 retestingcomment because the investigation was ongoing. In an unconfirmed report from T
Olympic high jump champ among 31 athletes caught by 2008 retesting
CBC.ca / Posted 6 days ago
comment because the investigation was ongoing. In an unconfirmed report from Tass, the following 13 Russian athletes from the 2008 Olympics have allegedly been implicated as well: Implications of retests The IOC has said athletes' "B" samples... Read more
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FOX News
State TV: 14 Russian athletes failed Olympic doping retestsRussian state TV says 14 of the country's athletes from the 2008 Olympics faile
State TV: 14 Russian athletes failed Olympic doping retests
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
Russian state TV says 14 of the country's athletes from the 2008 Olympics failed retests of their doping samples, including 2012 Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova. Match TV says 11 of the 14 athletes are from track and field, including... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Russian Olympic Committee: samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletesCommittee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympi
Russian Olympic Committee: samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes
Reuters Sports News / Posted 6 days ago
Committee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes. The committee said in a statement that it... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russian Olympic Committee - samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletesCommittee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympi
Russian Olympic Committee - samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
Committee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes. The committee said in a statement that it... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
State TV: 14 Russian athletes fail retests of doping samplesTV: 14 Russian athletes fail retests of doping samples MOSCOW -- Russian state
State TV: 14 Russian athletes fail retests of doping samples
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
TV: 14 Russian athletes fail retests of doping samples MOSCOW -- Russian state TV says 14 of the country's athletes from the 2008 Olympics failed retests of their doping samples, including 2012 Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova. Match... Read more
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The Star
Russian Olympic Committee - samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletesCommittee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympi
Russian Olympic Committee - samples from 2008 Olympics showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
Committee said on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes. The committee said in a statement that it... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint while training in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint while training in Rio
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘We are lucky to have survived’a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
‘We are lucky to have survived’
Adelaide Now / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing.” Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘We are lucky to have survived’a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
‘We are lucky to have survived’
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing.” Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
‘We are lucky to have survived’a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
‘We are lucky to have survived’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing.” Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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The Hindu
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robberya car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing.” Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighborhood while competing in the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Olympic gold-medal sailor robbed at gunpoint in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic gold-medal sailor robbed at gunpoint in Rio
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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SportsFan
Olympic sailor re-lives Rio nightmarea car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic sailor re-lives Rio nightmare
SportsFan / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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CTV News
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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Deseret News
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio
Deseret News / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighborhood while competing in the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Olympic sailor says he's 'lucky to have survived' gunpoint robbery in Rioa car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs
Olympic sailor says he's 'lucky to have survived' gunpoint robbery in Rio
CBC.ca / Posted 6 days ago
a car and avoided a thing like this. We have to be careful, but the city needs more policing." Echavarri, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, said he was also robbed at knife point in 2009 in the Copacabana Beach neighbourhood while competing in... Read more
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examiner.com
Jackals rally late to take down Champions 5-4 in extra inningshitless in two at-bats. He has also represented Cuba internationally, winning g
Jackals rally late to take down Champions 5-4 in extra innings
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
hitless in two at-bats. He has also represented Cuba internationally, winning gold at the 2007 Pan-Am Games, silver at the 2008 Olympics, and finishing sixth at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Duarte, 33, is a 15-year veteran of the Cuba... Read more
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Bleacher Report
A Week with Cubs' Modern Family Reveals Unmatched off-Field Bondan affinity for buying cheap watches when he wasn't helping pitch the U.S. nati
A Week with Cubs' Modern Family Reveals Unmatched off-Field Bond
Bleacher Report / Posted 7 days ago
an affinity for buying cheap watches when he wasn't helping pitch the U.S. national baseball team to a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in China. Together, Fowler, Arrieta and their teammates prowled the Olympic Village, gobbled food at the... Read more
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The Sport Review
French Open 2016: Modest Stan Wawrinka hoping to be The Man again in Parislast three years. And few would deny his big role in the Swiss Davis Cup victor
French Open 2016: Modest Stan Wawrinka hoping to be The Man again in Paris
The Sport Review / Posted 8 days ago
last three years. And few would deny his big role in the Swiss Davis Cup victory in 2014, nor in winning doubles gold at the 2008 Olympics. Since he rose to No3 at the start of 2014, he has spent just 20 weeks outside the top four, too. So yes,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Positive Test Results Will Affect Olympics - Olisehchange the look of the Olympics in Rio for all sports. Just over 80 days to go,
Positive Test Results Will Affect Olympics - Oliseh
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
change the look of the Olympics in Rio for all sports. Just over 80 days to go," Oliseh wrote. 454 samples, taken during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing from athletes who were in line to compete again this summer, were retested using contemporary... Read more
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Calgary Sun
We're caught in middle of WADA's and IOC's Olympic utopiason Wednesday, may well be the right thing to do. But the IOC is so out of prac
We're caught in middle of WADA's and IOC's Olympic utopias
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
on Wednesday, may well be the right thing to do. But the IOC is so out of practice at doing the right thing after awarding the 2008 Olympics to serial human rights offender China, and the 2014 Olympics to serial human rights offender Russia, and... Read more
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Philboxing
Undefeated Knockout Artist Artur Beterbiev Returns to Take On Light Heavyweight Contender Ezequiel Madernaworld champions Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel Campillo. Maderna turned pro in 2008
Undefeated Knockout Artist Artur Beterbiev Returns to Take On Light Heavyweight Contender Ezequiel Maderna
Philboxing / Posted 11 days ago
world champions Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel Campillo. Maderna turned pro in 2008 after representing his native Argentina in the 2008 Olympics and was unbeaten in his first 19 fights before losing a narrow decision to Edwin Rodriguez. Both of the... Read more
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