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Two Canadian men qualified for the Olympic 800-metre event which starts Friday.

Two Canadian men qualified for the Olympic 800-metre event which starts Friday.

Christopher Kelsall August 10, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  The 800-metre event is likely the most competitive distance in athletics. Oddly it is also the only running event where athletes will want to race the first half

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GSC athletes ready for Olympic Games

GSC athletes ready for Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall August 9, 2016 1

Global Sports Communications This Friday, 12th of August, the athletics program at the Olympic Games will start. Global Sports Communication has a very diverse group of athletes as they represent 20 countries who will compete

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Rio 2016 declared open amid boos before marathon runner De Lima lights Olympic Cauldron

Rio 2016 declared open amid boos before marathon runner De Lima lights Olympic Cauldron

Christopher Kelsall August 6, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Boos reverberated around the Maracanã as interim Brazilian President Michel Temer declared Rio 2016 open tonight after an Opening Ceremony seeking to showcase the power of the Olympic Games to unite

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Statement from Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov

Statement from Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov

Christopher Kelsall August 5, 2016 0

From the Stepanovs: We have been asked by many media whether Yuliya has filed an appeal or will file an appeal to CAS in the hope of overturning the IOC’s decision to not let her

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Over 270 Russians cleared to compete at Olympics as Zhukov claims team “probably cleanest in Rio”

Over 270 Russians cleared to compete at Olympics as Zhukov claims team “probably cleanest in Rio”

Christopher Kelsall August 5, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), claimed the Russian team was “probably the cleanest in Rio”, as he announced that at least 271 Russian athletes would be permitted

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Bach tries to turn WADA into scapegoat for Russian doping shambles

Bach tries to turn WADA into scapegoat for Russian doping shambles

Christopher Kelsall August 1, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Thomas Bach today sought to shovel blame for the shambles over Russian participation at the Rio 2016 squarely onto the shoulders of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In an uncharacteristically defensive performance

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Zane Robertson Speaks out about Death Threats: “They were real and there was more than one.”

Zane Robertson Speaks out about Death Threats: “They were real and there was more than one.”

Christopher Kelsall July 31, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Russia is not the only country with a doping problem, however, they seem to harbour a culture of dishonesty and their athletes are subject to apparent systematic doping.

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Andrea Seccafien interview

Andrea Seccafien interview

Christopher Kelsall July 30, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Andrea Seccafien of Guelph, Ontario is a distance runner who competes primarily in the 5,000-metre event. She has run a 4:10.70 for 1500-metres. Seccafien qualified for the 2016 Rio

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Bach faces more attacks on his integrity as IOC President arrives for Rio 2016

Bach faces more attacks on his integrity as IOC President arrives for Rio 2016

Christopher Kelsall July 29, 2016 0

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has had his integrity questioned by another leading German athlete as he arrived here for the start of Rio 2016. Bach has faced severe criticism since the decision

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Rio 2016: Yuliya Stepanov accuses IOC of lying, WADA of ignoring warning letter about Russian doping

Rio 2016: Yuliya Stepanov accuses IOC of lying, WADA of ignoring warning letter about Russian doping

Christopher Kelsall July 25, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Yuliya Stepanov, the Russian 800-metre runner who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, then turned whistleblower on the All Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), claims that she had informed

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