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PyeongChang Olympians elect two new members to IOC Athletes' Commission

LAUSANNE, February 22, 2018 -  With a record participation rate of 83.86 per cent, athletes at the Olympic Winter Games made their way to the voting booths in the Athlete365 Space in both the PyeongChang and Gangneung Olympic Villages to cast their votes. Terho was elected with 1,045 votes, followed by Randall with 831 votes.For the full list of results, click here. The announcement was made today at the Olympic Village by IOC Executive Board Member and Chair of the Election Committee Nicole Hoevertsz, Swedish IOC Athletes’ Commission member Stefan Holm and IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell. ...


Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic fails drug test at PyeongChang 2018

By Samindra Kunti
Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has been sent home from PyeongChang 2018 after he tested positive for the banned substance fenoterol, the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ anti-doping division [ADD] announced on Tuesday. The 29-year-old agreed to leave Pyeongchang following his positive test. Jeglic is the third athlete to fail a drugs test during the Games. Japanese ice skater Kei Saito and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky were both banned for the remainder of the Games after testing positive.Fenoterol is used to open up the airways to the lungs to aid with performance endurance, ...
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Morocco promises all guarantees in World Cup race against time

By Keir Radnedge
LONDON, February 19, 2018 - Morocco has promised full government backing with all essential guarantees for the country’s bid to win host rights to the 2026 World Cup finals. One of the key differences between the lone bid from North Africa and the three-way cohosting favourite from Canada, Mexico and the United States was illustrated by a statement of support from Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani.The Moroccan government has the centralised authority to tick the finance and security cost boxes set down by world federation FIFA. This is in sharp contrast to United 2026. The latter must coordinate ...


CAS opens doping case against Russian athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky

By Samindra Kunti
The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) confirmed on Monday that an anti-doping case has been opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky.“Further to a request from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the CAS ADD has initiated a procedure involving the athlete Aleksandr Krushelnitckii (mixed curling; OAR),” a statement from CAS read. “No hearing date has been fixed yet and no further information will be provided at this point.”Krushelnitsky is suspected of testing positive for meldonium.Reuters originally confirmed the identity of the athlete with a Russian Olympic ...
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