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November 18, 2016

Russian wrestler to move court after IOC strips him of Olympic silver

Moscow, Nov 18: Russian wrestler Khasan Baroev, a gold medallist at the 2004 Olympic Games, has said that he decided to petition against the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to strip him of his silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Games.On Thursday, the IOC had issued an official statement saying it disqualified Khasan Baroev from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he took silver in the men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling event, after reanalysis of his samples from the Olympics resulted in a positive…

Bolivia appeal against deduction of World Cup qualifying points

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 18: Bolivia has appealed against a FIFA decision to deduct points from their World Cup qualifying campaign for fielding an ineligible player.FIFA ruled earlier this month that Bolivia breached its rules when Nelson Cabrera played in their 2-0 victory over Peru in La Paz on September 1 and again in the 0-0 draw with Chile in Santiago five days later, reports Xinhua. Cabrera, 33, had previously played for Paraguay, the country of his birth. Bolivia were stripped of their points from the matches and…

Madrid derby highlight of weekend matches in Spanish league

Madrid, Nov 18:League football returns to Spain following the international break with what could possibly be a season defining game for both Real and Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.The first Madrid derby of the season sees league leaders Real visit the Vicente Calderon Stadium for the first time since their dramatic win over Atletico Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final, reports Xinhua. Despite criticism of their performance, Real Madrid have a six point lead over their neighbours, who know defeat would…

Ex-Russian athletics chief may go to top Swiss court despite CAS ruling

Moscow, Nov 18: Former head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) the suspended Valentin Balakhnichev said on Friday he plans to appeal to Switzerlands Supreme Court regardless of the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).In January, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Ethics Committee suspended Balakhnichev for life from all athletics activities, reports Tass. IAAF also suspended Papa Massata Diack (son of IAAF's ex-president Lamine Diack) as well as Alexei Melnikov,…

Klopp supports Rooney, says drinking incident no big deal

London, Nov 18: Under-fire Manchester United and England football captain Wayne Rooney has found support from Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp after his recent late-night drunken antics at a hotel.Rooney has been under intense scrutiny after pictures of a drunk Rooney partying at a hotel during his national commitments surfaced recently. But Klopp said that it was a one-off incident and modern professional footballers are very particular about what they eat and drink. "All the legends we love and admire drank like…
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