Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

Doping case gives unwanted attention to Olympic host nation

In this July 30, 2013 file photo, Brazil's Joao Gomes Junior looks up after finishing a Men's 50m breaststroke semifinal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian Swimming Confederation confirmed in the third full week of January 2015 that Gomes, a member of three winning relay teams, had tested positive for a banned diuretic, a substance that if often used as a masking agent that can hide the presence of other drugs. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimming reached new heights in December when it topped the gold-medal table at the short-course world championships in Qatar.

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Rio official says there’s ‘no plan B’ for Olympic sailing

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 photo, boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged at a Friday, Jan. 23rd press conference, that the Olympic pledge of slashing by 80 percent the levels of pollution flowing into the trash- and raw sewage-filled Guanabara Bay is unattainable by next year's summer games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have “no plan B” for the 2016 games’ sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state’s top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.

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Russia plans to fight doping ban extension for walkers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s athletics boss suggests he will fight any attempt to strip banned Russian walkers of medals from the 2012 London Olympics.

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2004 Olympic 800m champ Borzakovsky of Russia retires

MOSCOW (AP) — Yuri Borzakovsky of Russia, the men’s 800-meter champion at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has announced his retirement.

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S. Korea’s swimming star Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday.

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