Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Estonian runner Nikolai Vedehin suspended for doping

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Estonian Athletics Association says it has temporarily suspended Nikolai Vedehin after the IAAF sanctioned the former 1,500-meter national champion for doping.

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IAAF appeals against Russian ‘selective’ sanctions

MONACO (AP) — Track and field’s governing body appealed Wednesday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the “selective” sanctions handed down by Russia in six doping cases.

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CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open

Polona Hercog, of Slovenia, returns to Anna Schmiedlova during their first round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Schmiedlova won 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — CiCi Bellis defeated Indy De Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open.

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Russian, American women square off at figure skating worlds

Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the U.S practice during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Men’s world figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu had a late costume change the last time he competed in Shanghai. After a scary collision with another skater in warm-ups at the Cup of China in November, he took to the ice for his long program with gauze wrapped around his head and a bandage on his chin.

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Russia turns over new leaf after doping scandals says coach

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has put years of doping scandals behind it and now has a clean team ahead of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the country’s new head track and field coach said.

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