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  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

  • 'Russian team stands at 266'

    Russia's sports minister says that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors.

  • Chiller condemns Russia cheats' meet

    Australia's Olympic delegation head Kitty Chiller questions Russia's determination to eliminate drug cheats.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • Russia expects to avoid full ban

    Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

  • Barca ask fans to stand by Messi

    Barcelona have launched a campaign in support of Lionel Messi and his father Jorge after the Argentine pair were sentenced to prison terms this week over tax fraud.

  • Barca vow to back Messi after 'personal attack'

    Barcelona vow to support Lionel Messi following his decision to appeal against the 21-month jail sentence handed down to him by a Spanish court after being found guilty of fiscal fraud and believe the verdict is "an attack on his person".

  • Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

    Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday.

  • Pistorius jailed for 6 years for murdering Reeva

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

  • Misbah backs Amir to come good

    Mohammad Amir can still become the best bowler in the world despite serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's Test captain, opined on Monday (June 27).

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