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Ronda Rousey, Routed

The Ring is a boxing magazine that has been published since 1922, but for the cover of its January, 2016, issue, its editors chose a champion from a different sport: Ronda Rousey, the Olympic judo medalist who has become perhaps the biggest star in the history of mixed martial arts. “She conquered M.M.A.,” the headline said. “Is boxing next?”

Mal Whitfield, Olympic gold medalist runner, dead at 91

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Mal Whitfield, a three-time Olympic gold medalist runner and a Tuskegee airman, died Thursday in Washington. He was 91.

Paris Wants 'More Than Ever' to Host 2024 Olympics After Terror Attacks

Paris’ push to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will not be derailed by the bloody terrorist assault on the city on November 13.

Why Gender Diversity Could Be FIFA's Saving Grace

WASHINGTON -- FIFA is a hot mess. Fourteen officials were arrested in May on corruption charges and its president, Sepp Blatter, was suspended last month. As world soccer's governing body tries to clean itself up, nearly 100 Olympic and professional athletes are demanding one reform in particular: more women. Show More Summary

Japanese PM Urges Security Council to Boost Anti-Terrorism Measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered that domestic security be tightened for next year's G7 summit in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic, according to local media.

Russia: Women plotted "hand cream" bombing before Sochi

Female suicide bombers detained before attempting to smuggle explosives onto plane before 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian official says

Paris Terrorist Attacks Will Not Affect 2024 Olympic Bid - IOC Chief

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said that the terrorist attacks in Paris will not affect the voting for the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games.

Russia Can Only Return To Olympics If Compliant With Global Rules, Olympic Committee Says

LONDON (AP) — Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. "The important goal is not bringing them back," Bach said. Show More Summary

Russia Minister Hopes IAAF to Allow Athletes to Compete During Suspension

Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that IAAF will consider Russian request to allow athletes to compete under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

Russia could be reinstated to 2016 Olympics track games

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Russia could be back on the path to reinstatement for next year’s Olympic track and field competition.

Russian Olympic Committee to Work With WADA, IAAF on Doping Probe

"The Russian Olympic Committee will ensure the coordination of the already ongoing thorough investigation by the national authorities in Russia with respective international organisations, including WADA and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), according to official statement.

Russian Olympic Committee Ready to Reform Country's Athletics Federation

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is ready to take the lead in reforming the Russian Athletic Federation, ROC President Alexander Zhukov said Saturday.

Russia Banned From Track Competition Indefinitely, Olympics Included

LONDON (AP) — Calling it a wake-up call for a sport in a "shameful" position, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said Russia will be banned from next year's Olympics unless it convinces the world it has cleaned up its act on doping. The sport's...Show More Summary

Can Chris Mullin Save St. John’s Basketball?

Back in April, St. John's introduced Chris Mullin, the Hall of Fame player and Olympic gold medalist, as its new men's basketball coach. And tonight, Mullin will coach his first game as the Red Storm opens its regular season at home against Wagner. Mullin is the most celebrated player in... More »

Russia Will Not Boycott 2016 Olympics But Does Admit to Some Doping

"We admit some things, we argue with some things, some are already fixed, it's a variety"

Russian Athletes to Compete in 2016 Olympics Despite Doping Scandal

Russian athletes will be able to take part in the 2016 Olympics despite the recent doping scandal, Russian athletics head coach Yuriy Borzakovskiy stressed.

Greece Needs More Leaders Like Gianna Angelopoulos

In 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos was the president of the organizing committee for the Olympic Games taking place in Athens. She was the woman who inspired our small country to create something big and magnificent and send the world one simple message: that when Greeks work together, they can only succeed. Show More Summary

Athletics Doping: Lamine Diack Resigns From International Olympic Committee Role

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The suspension follows the release of a report alleging widespread doping among Russian athletes, and cover-ups at all levels of doping regulation.

Russian Olympic Committee Defends Doping-Free Athletes' Right to Compete

'Clean' sportsmen should not be barred from international competitions, the Russian Olympic Committee said in response to the World Anti-Doping Agency's recommendation to exclude Moscow from the 2016 Olympics.

Putin May Discuss Doping Scandal With Russia’s Olympic Authorities

Russia’s doping scandal will not be the main issue on the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming meeting with Russian sports authority representatives, however it may be discussed by the sides, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

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