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Nick Butler: Will the IOC be able to justify not imposing a ban on Russia from Rio 2016?

Nick Butler: Will the IOC be able to justify not imposing a ban on Russia from Rio 2016?

It has been another remarkable day in what has already been a remarkable year in the world of sport. Russia, represented by the vociferously defensive Sports Minister Vitaly "your allegations are absurd" Mutko, resolutely put to the sword in a 100-page World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report which pinned most of the blame on his shoulders and those of his deputy, Yuri Nagornykh.


Michael Pavitt: Triathlon mixed relay shows its appeal as time penalties continue to frustrate

Michael Pavitt: Triathlon mixed relay shows its appeal as time penalties continue to frustrate

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) have been beating the drum repeatedly about having their mixed team relay event included as a discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. If the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese organisers still were unaware of this, then the commentator at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships made sure to hammer home the message. Tokyo 2020 was never far away from his lips.