Posts Tagged 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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Bulgaria out of Euro weightlifting event after 11 drug cases

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Bulgaria’s weightlifting federation has pulled its team out of next month’s European Championships after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids.

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Spanish national team to pay tribute to plane crash victims

A Spanish flag flies at half staff for the victims of the Germanwings passenger jet, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The plane carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Duesseldorf in Germany. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Spain’s national soccer team will pay tribute to the victims of the French Alps plane crash at its European Championship qualifying match on Friday.

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New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

FILE-  Zayn Malik flies home from One Direction tour with stress. In this  Nov. 23, 2014 file photo Liam Payne, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction arrive at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)

LONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old.”

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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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