Tag: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Refugee defector from Iran to face Iranian at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — A defector from Iran who competes in taekwondo for the refugee team at the Tokyo Olympics was drawn on Thursday to face...

Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes

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Russia is competing under another new name at the Tokyo Olympics, the latest fallout from the Games’ longest-running doping saga. ...

Brazilian weightlifter Reis out of Tokyo Olympics for doping

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's Olympic Committee said Friday that heavyweight weightlifter Fernando Reis has been suspended for doping and will not compete at...

Former 400-meter hurdles champion Hejnova pulls out of Tokyo

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PRAGUE — Zuzana Hejnova, a two-time world champion in the 400-meter hurdles, won't compete in the Tokyo Olympics due to an Achilles tendon injury,...

Britain’s Johanna Konta to miss Olympics due to COVID-19

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LONDON — Johanna Konta of Britain won't compete at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, she said Tuesday, after being dropped from...

Gymnast Oleg Verniaiev out of Olympics after doping ban

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KYIV, Ukraine — Olympic champion gymnast Oleg Verniaiev is set to miss the Tokyo Games because he has been banned following a failed drug...

Faster, brighter: Olympics a ‘game changer’ for rugby sevens

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BRISBANE, Australia — For six days, fit, strong Olympians hurled themselves at each other and at the tryline in short, sharp busts. ...

Britain, Netherlands aim for more cycling gold in Tokyo

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Britain won six gold medals and 12 overall at the 2016 Games, thanks mostly to its dominance in the velodrome. Jason...

Aussie co-captains back on rugby 7s women’s squad for Tokyo

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SYDNEY — Co-captains Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams are among five players returning to the defending champion Australia women’s rugby sevens side for the...

Woodruff out, Huck in for US mountain bike team in Tokyo

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U.S. mountain bike champion Chloe Woodruff withdrew from the American team headed to the Olympics this month and was replaced by Erin Huck, who...