IOC backs WADA in swimming scandal

IOC backs WADA in swimming scandal

Despite growing criticism from many in the sport world and American groups specifically, the International Olympic Committee validated the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent report in the case of 23 positive tests from China and expressed its "full confidence" in the global watchdog.


Zimbabwe’s Golden Girls: The first champions of women's hockey

Zimbabwe’s Golden Girls: The first champions of women's hockey

Zimbabwe women’s hockey team’s Triumph at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games is one of the most inspiring stories in the history of the Olympiads.  The team, affectionately known as the "Golden Girls”, are the unlikeliest winners of a gold medal, having been told just 35 days before they were showcased that they would be competing at the Games. 









Turkish wrestling legend Kayaalp banned from Paris 2024

Turkish wrestling legend Kayaalp banned from Paris 2024

United World Wrestling (UWW) has announced the names of the Greco-Roman wrestlers who will take part in Paris 2024.

The heavyweight (-130kg) category was one of the most interesting, with everyone expecting the return of the king - four-time Olympic champion Mijain Lopez from Cuba. Lopez had announced his participation in his sixth Olympic Games and his name was on the list published by the UWW on 9 July.