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  1. Canada rolls over Russia to reach World Cup final

    Canada rolls over Russia to reach World Cup final

    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Brad Marchand scored twice off a pair of setup passes from Sidney Crosby as Canada rallied to beat Russia 5-3 to reach the final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

  2. We won't give up on Rome 2024, says CONI chief

    We won't give up on Rome 2024, says CONI chief

    Rome (AFP) - Italian Olympic chief Giovanni Malago insists Rome's dream of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games is still alive despite a crushing blow to their bid by the city's own mayor.

  3. WADA leaks raise a lot of questions: Putin

    Vladimir Putin says he doesn't support hackers releasing confidential files of Olympic athletes but claims the findings are in the public interest.

  4. WADA fury as Russian hackers release Williams', Biles data

    WADA fury as Russian hackers release Williams', Biles data

    Los Angeles (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday slammed Russian hackers who breached its database and published confidential records of US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

  5. Ireland's Hickey vows to fight Olympics ticket-touting charges

    Ireland's Hickey vows to fight Olympics ticket-touting charges

    London (AFP) - Ireland's veteran Olympics chief insisted Monday he was "completely innocent" of all charges related to an alleged ticket scam at the Rio Olympics.

  6. Gallagher adds summer medal to Games glory

    After being banned from the Beijing Paralympics for not being blind enough, Australian Jessica Gallagher has made summer and winter Games history in Rio.

  7. Rio police seek Oly ticket scam charges

    Brazilian police say International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach is not a suspect in the Rio ticketing scam but they would like to speak to him.

  8. Gallagher eyes winter summer Games glory

    Competing in her third paralympic sport in Rio, Jessica Gallagher is striving to become Australia’s first athlete to medal at a summer and winter Games.

  9. WADA database under hacking attack for weeks: president

    London (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Association's (WADA) database has been under attack for weeks, its president Craig Reedie told the BBC on Wednesday.

  10. Greenpeace firefighters 'attacked' by masked men in Russia

    Greenpeace firefighters 'attacked' by masked men in Russia

    Moscow (AFP) - At least two people were seriously injured when armed masked men attacked a team of volunteer Greenpeace firefighters and a local environmental group early Friday, activists said.

  11. Ireland readies for marathon Olympic ticket probe

    Ireland readies for marathon Olympic ticket probe

    Dublin (AFP) - Ireland's athletes are resting up after Rio but the country?s veteran Olympics chief remains under investigation in the city for alleged ticket touting and his organisation faces an imminent government inquiry at home that is already causing a stir.

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