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SportAccord chief Vizer seeks talks with IOC to repair ties

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Sochi, Russia. A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord, Marius Vizer, says Tuesday May 19, 2015, he has proposed a meeting with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord said Tuesday he wants to meet with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations.

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Weightlifting latest sport to suspend ties with SportAccord

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations.

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Ennis-Hill set for 1st heptathlon since 2012 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31.

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Sports in disarray after devastating Nepal earthquakes

In this Saturday, May 16, 2015 photo, makeshift tents for earthquake survivors are set up at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two recent earthquakes killed more than 8,300 people and have had a devastating impact on all aspects of life in Nepal, including sports. A revered national volleyball coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal. The national football stadium venue was damaged, before becoming a makeshift refuge for displaced survivors of the quakes. The cricket team’s preparations for an elite international tournament next year are disarray. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A revered national sports coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal.

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Triathlon latest to break with SportAccord over Vizer attack

Lifeguards observe the swimmers during the Ironman Texas triathlon, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas. (Eric Christian Smith/Houston Chronicle via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Triathlon has joined the exodus from umbrella body SportAccord following Marius Vizer’s attack on the International Olympic Committee.

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