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British Olympians back IOC’s decision to ban Russia from Pyeongchang 2018

• Sochi 2014 could yet prove most successful Winter Olympics in British history• ‘The IOC has taken the right decision’ say British Olympic AssociationFormer British bobsledder John Jackson has expressed his support for the International Olympic Commit…

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Vitaly Mutko in spotlight but IOC and Fifa want to escape to shadows

The decision to ban Russia from the Winter Olympics has been welcomed but with Vitaly Mutko still in charge of the World Cup and the IOC’s president talking of ‘moving on’ there is a sense the country has got off lightlyThe verdict of the International…

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The IOC must do its duty this time and ban Russia from Winter Olympics | Sean Ingle

No amount of evidence or condemnation has so far had the desired response from a committee which must now take action to avoid a farcical countdownThis time there is no justifiable room for doubt, nor reason to go wobbly. When the International Olympic…

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Eliud Kipchoge recruited to give Mo Farah tough test in 2018 London Marathon

• Kenyan missed world record by eight seconds in 2016• No Briton has won in London since Paula Radcliffe in 2005Mo Farah has been warned that next year’s London Marathon will be harder to win than an Olympic gold medal after race organisers revealed th…

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Laura Muir targets world indoor and European glory after 70-hour weeks

• Muir has fitted training around completing veterinary degree• 24-year-old named BAWA female athlete of the yearLaura Muir has said she will target world indoor and European glory next year despite working for up to 70 hours a week at an equine hospit…

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Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed

Leonid Tyagachev says Grigory Rodchenkov ‘should be shot for lying’Tyagachev: Russia ‘are not going to beg on our knees’ over Winter GamesA top Russian Olympic official has said Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower who alleged the country ran a system…

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Gymnastics crisis shows why athletes need a union fighting their corner | Sean Ingle

An independent union wouldn’t only combat well-publicised issues in British sport – it would also give athletes a voice and ensure greater transparencyWill the last Olympic sport in Britain free from bullying, sexism or racism allegations – or, indeed,…

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Wada says database confirms McLaren report on Russia doping

• IOC to decide on Russia’s Winter Olympics participation on 5 December• Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov blamed for doping problemsThe World Anti-Doping Agency says it has obtained a database that confirms in effect that the McLaren report, which conc…

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Mo Farah retains lottery funding as 24 British athletes are dropped

• Funding maintained for Farah despite hints over quitting GB team• Tiffany Porter, Shara Proctor and James Ellington among those missing outMo Farah will be maintained on lottery funding next year having survived a cull that has led to 24 British athl…

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Mo Farah set to keep lottery funding after switching to marathon

• UK Athletics to announce list of lottery-funded athletes on Friday• Decision increases chances he will run for Britain at 2020 OlympicsMo Farah is set to continue as a lottery-funded athlete when UK Athletics announces the names on its World Class Pe…

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British Athletics suspends coach over allegations of inappropriate relationship

• David Parker alleged to have had relationship with female thrower• Parker is a national performance institute coach with British AthleticsBritish Athletics has suspended the javelin coach David Parker after allegations of an inappropriate relationshi…

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Para scandal: calla doctor or British cheats will continue to prosper | Sean Ingle

Classification scandal gripping British Para-sport is a consequence of its medal-based funding systemNot so long ago the gloriously grumpy playwright and national treasure Alan Bennett was asked what England excelled at the most. Hypocrisy, he replied,…

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Shalane Flanagan becomes first US woman to win New York marathon since 1977

Thirty-six year-old has said she may retire with victoryGeoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men’s race with Wilson Kipsang secondShalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City marathon since 1…

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Taped limbs, Valium and cold showers: Paralympic ‘cheating’ claims mount

• Athletes have drugged themselves and rolled in snow says former IPC expert• IPC insists system is ‘robust’ as allegations mount of intentional misleadingA former classification expert for the International Paralympic Committee has lifted the lid on a…

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Taped limbs, Valium and cold showers: Paralympic ‘cheating’ claims mount

• Athletes have drugged themselves and rolled in snow says former IPC expert• IPC insists system is ‘robust’ as allegations mount of intentional misleadingA former classification expert for the International Paralympic Committee has lifted the lid on a…

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Tanni Grey-Thompson’s husband accused over rival’s reclassification

Ian Thompson was ‘unethically’ involved in Anne Wafula Strike being moved out of his wife’s category, says former head coachA former senior UK Athletics official has spoken out for the first time to condemn the role played by the husband of the 11-time…

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The Para-athletics rules work against me, but I’m in favour of them. Here’s why | Hannah Dines

The classification system for Paralympic athletes is always being refined, and is as scientific as it can be. It’s not fair to cast aspersions on individualsAll Hallows Eve is a fitting day to find skeletons in the Paralympic classification cupboard. T…

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Wayde van Niekerk suffers serious knee injury in celebrity touch rugby game

• Olympic 400m champion forced to miss 2018 Commonwealth Games• ‘I will work as hard as I can to get back on the track as soon as possible’The 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, has been forced to pull out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in…

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GB Para athletes threatened with losing places if they spoke on classification row

• Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson questions if system is fit for purpose• Breen supports claims made at DCMS select committee hearing British Paralympic athletes have been threatened with losing their places if they speak out on issues with classification…

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GB Para athletes threatened with losing places if they spoke on classification row

• Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson questions if system is fit for purpose• Breen supports claims made at DCMS select committee hearing British Paralympic athletes have been threatened with losing their places if they speak out on issues with classification…