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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is blaming political chicanery, not its own sports officials, after doctored laboratory data resulted in a ban that means Russia will appear on the global sports stage without its flag or anthem for the next four years.
AFTER failing to break into the final in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Filipino-American sprinter Eric Shawn Cray was bitterly disappointed. But after lifting his fourth 400m hurdles gold medal in the SEA Games in front of his home fans, Cray is ready to rise again.Cray won the gold in the 400m hurdles final with a time of 50.21s ahead of Indonesia’s Edwin Binsar Halomoan who came in on 50.81 and Vietnam’s third placed Quach Cong Lich of Vietnam on 51.60.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian high jump world champion Maria Lasitskene on Tuesday accused her country's own sports authorities of failing to protect athletes from the deepening doping crisis, in a rare public broadside at top officials.
TOKYO (Reuters) - There have been more than three million requests for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics tickets via the first lottery phase, three times the demand seen a year out from the London 2012 event which went on to post record sales, Paralympics chief Andrew Parsons has said.
(Reuters) - Russia may be banned from the next two Olympics but the door is open for Russian participation at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games if athletes can meet the rigid criteria laid out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
(Reuters) - Travis Tygart, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief, says Russia has only been emboldened by previous sanctions for its doping violations and the four-year ban imposed on Monday will do nothing to change its behavior.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Paralympics boss Andrew Parsons expressed disgust on Tuesday that Russian authorities had let down the country's clean athletes, after the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia for four years from major events, including the Tokyo Olympic Games.
PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the Olympic charter.
(Reuters) - The biggest beneficiaries of Russia's ban at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ought to be the United States, China and Japan, who should annex 10 of the banned nation's projected gold medals between them, according to data analysts Gracenote.
(Reuters) - Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.