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Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

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Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-meter relay gold medal. Carter shielded his face from media on arriving at sport's highest court on Wednesday for a closed-doors hearing that ended around seven hours later. The court said lawyers for Carter and the International Olympic Committee would submit further documents to the judging panel, which was expected to reach a verdict early in 2018. The 32-year-old Carter is challenging his disqualification imposed by the IOC for a positive test for a banned stimulant. Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine last year in a reanalysis program of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics an...
IOC to decide December 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

IOC to decide December 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee says it will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC says a ''decision with regard to the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be taken'' by its executive board. IOC President Thomas Bach is scheduled to announce the decision at a 7.30 p.m. (1830 GMT) news conference. The IOC awaits reports from two commissions created to verify evidence detailed by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. One panel is prosecuting Russian athletes who competed at Sochi. The other is studying if Russian state agencies were inv...
Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism

Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism

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The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia's fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame. At its meeting Thursday in South Korea, WADA handed Russia the equivalent of a failing grade, saying two key requirements for reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency had not been fulfilled: -Russia must publicly accept results of an investigation by Canada's Richard McLaren that concluded the country ran a state-sponsored doping program. -Russia must allow access to urine samples collected during the time of the cheating. ''We can't walk away from the commitments,'' said Craig Reedie, the chairman of WADA and also a member of the Internationa...