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China's Xinyi Chen gets two-year doping ban

LAUSANNE, December 10, 2016 - On 8 August 2016, the International Olympic Committee conducted a doping control test during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the swimmer Xinyi Chen (CHN). The athlete was tested positive to the substance Hydrochlorothiazide (Class S5 of the WADA Prohibited List 2016, Diuretics and Masking Agents). The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule DC 10.2.2 to impose on the athlete a period ...

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Afghan pace bowler Shapor Zadran claims ACB bias

By Sayer Zaland
KABUL, November 9, 2016 – Pace bowler Shapor Zadran has told VOA Pashto that Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)  administrators are preventing him from playing at both national and international levels. Shapor told VOA Pashto that the ACB Chairman and CEO are  “working together for their own players and not letting others join the national team”. “They asked me to make a video clip supporting them and then I can play the game,” Zadran said Nasimullah Danish, Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman, who is currently waiting for a United ...
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WR for Le Clos, Hosszu collects more gold

WINDSOR, December 9, 2016 - After establishing the WR (2:00.44) in men’s 200m breast on November 20, Marco Koch (GER) was the natural favourite for the win in the first final of the day in Windsor. The German star did not disappoint and earned his second gold of the competition (after the 100m), in a new Championships record of 2:01.21, better than Daniel Gyurta’s time of 2:01.35 in Istanbul 2012. Koch perfectly controlled the race, leaving the minor medals to Andrew Willis (GBR, 2:02.71) and Mikhail Dorinov (RUS, 2:03.09). It is the first time that a German athlete wins this event ...

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György Szöllősi appointed Editor-in-Chief of Nemzeti Sport

By Hungarian Sportswriters' Association
BUDAPEST, December 8, 2016 - Hungarian Sportswriters' Association President György Szöllősi has been named Editor-in-Chief of Hungary’s only daily sports paper, the 113-year-old Nemzeti Sport. The 39-year-old journalist first had an article published in Nemzeti Sport in 1995 and thereafter worked for the paper for almost ten years. Following this, Szöllősi was head of the press department at the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) and then communications director of the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy from its very beginning in 2007 up until 2014, before becoming director of the ...
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