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Anthony Joshua Vows To Take Down Povetkin

Anthony Joshua, boxing

Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has vowed to take down Russian Alexander Povetkin in defence of his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world titles at Wembley Stadium in England. Povetkin held the WBA title from 2011 to 2013 and has an impressive 34 wins, 24 by knockout, in his 39 fights. The fight

Russia says 272 athletes approved for Rio

Russia's Sports Minister says 272 of the country's athletes have received approval from international sports federations to compete at the Rio Olympics under new restrictions imposed due to the Russian doping scandal.   Vitaly Mutko tells Russian media that "as of today, 272 athletes have definitely been admitted to the Olympics," adding

Russia taekwondo team approved for Rio Olympics

Russia says its taekwondo team has been approved to compete at the Rio Olympics against the backdrop of the country's doping scandal. Under International Olympic Committee rules introduced last week following accusations of a vast state-sponsored doping cover-up, Russian athletes must be individually approved by international sports federations and rejected if

Putin talks of ‘discrimination’ against athletes

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russian track and field athletes are victims of "discrimination" that the country is "not going to put up with." Putin was addressing athletes at the Kremlin before the Russian Olympic team was due to fly out to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday, while

List of Russians banned from Rio

International sports federations and Russia's Olympic Committee on Monday began to announce the Russian competitors who will be sidelined from the Rio Games over past doping offences. The announcements come one day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would be up to sports federations to determine which Russians are

Russia says at least 8 athletes to miss Rio under IOC rule

At least eight Russian athletes are set to miss next month's games in Rio de Janeiro under new IOC rules prohibiting former dopers from competing, Russia's top Olympic official said. Alexander Zhukov had said earlier that only eight athletes would be affected, but acknowledged after a meeting of his Russian Olympic

Russian relief as IOC resists Rio ban

Russian competitors and officials on Monday breathed a sigh of relief over the International Olympic Committee's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia, leaving it up to international sports federations to rule on their Rio participation. "It's absolutely a sporting decision," Alexander Karelin, an Olympic wrestling champion and now

Russia lashes out at CAS doping appeal rejection

Russia on Thursday slammed a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to reject an appeal against a ban for doping that will see the track and field team miss the Rio Games. "In my view, this is a subjective and somewhat politicised decision for which there is no legal