Eight unidentified competitors at the recent All-Africa Games in Brazzaville have produced adverse analytical findings (AAFs), in spite of a doping control programme severely criticised as “ineffective from the start” by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent observer.
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C K Wu has acknowledged that he might seek a fourth term as International Boxing Association (AIBA) President.
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Paris has changed the legal structure of its 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid into a “groupement d’intérêt public” (GIP), literally a public interest group.
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