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  • Elite sport's credibility on the line - Ljungqvist

    World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) vice-chairman Arne Ljungqvist says that the credibility of elite sport is in danger of being lost altogether if it does not deal with a historic acceptance of doping in some quarters.
  • In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy

     In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy
    When Hong Kong's democracy street protests erupted in late September, many people in the semiautonomous Chinese territory — and around the world — feared that authorities would respond with a bloody crackdown like they did in Beijing's...

    Rio 2016 late swimming final plans come under fire

    Plans to hold late night swimming finals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are "outrageous", says England swimming's head coach Jon Rudd, joining a growing campaign opposing the plan. A final competition schedule has yet to be officially approved by...

    Australia's Hackett confirms comeback aged 34

    Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has confirmed his comeback to the pool after six years and has entered next April's national trials, local media reported. Hackett, who won 1,500 metres freestyle gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and defended the...

    Rio 2016 Games' late swimming times are no problem - IOC

    The International Olympic Committee has defended Rio de Janeiro Olympics organisers' plans to have late night swimming finals at the 2016 Games, saying on Friday the competition times had to suit a global audience. Although the final schedule for the Rio...