13 December 2019


Russian track and field athletes could be at 2020 Olympics as neutrals: Federation (4)
Reuters | Dec 13, 2019, 20:05 IST Russian track and field athletes could be cleared to compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics as neutrals despite the federation's ongoing suspension, its acting chief said on Friday. File Pic: Russian athletes march behind the Olympic flag during the 2018 Winter Games.
WADA committee head urges Russia not to drag out ban appeal (3)
Friday, 13 Dec 2019 10:38 PM MYT By Karolos Grohmann FILE PHOTO: Chair of the CRC, Jonathan Taylor QC attends a news conference after World Anti-Doping Agency's extraordinary Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting that has banned Russian athletes from all major sporting events in the next four years, in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (Reuters) - Russia should not try to delay the start of its four-year ban
Stocks Surge On Johnson Election Triumph, US Trade Deal Reports (2)
By Roland JACKSON 12/13/19 AT 9:39 AM London stocks and the British pound jumped Friday after an election triumph for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson that analysts said will bring clarity to Brexit proceedings and unlock stronger economic growth. Other European stock markets - although lagging buoyant London, which rose over two percent at one point - also powered ahead, supported by reports that a US-China partial trade deal is imminent.
After Russia doping ban, a South African speaks up for the innocent (2)
In her first interview since the announcement, Penny Heyns, a former swimmer from South Africa, told The New York Times that she had no regrets about the punishment, which bans Russia and its officials from major international sports but is likely... New York Times| Dec 14, 2019, 12.00 AM IST AgenciesFormer South African swimmer Penny Heyns By Tariq Panja Even before global anti-doping leaders confirmed this week that Russia
Kenya: 'Overweight' Rudisha Racing to Be Fit for Olympics (2)
13 December 2019 The Nation (Nairobi) By Thomas Matiko Double Olympic 800 meters champion and world record holder David Rudisha will be seeking to be the first man to claim a third successive gold in the discipline at next year's Tokyo Olympics. However, Rudisha says before he can defend his Olympic crown for the third time conservatively, he will first have to lose weight. The once upon a time shredded Rudisha hasn't been able to properly train for the last two and half years.
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