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  • Brazil Olympic committee chief resigns amid bribe scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's Olympics committee announced his resignation on Wednesday following his arrest last week for arranging alleged bribes to win Rio de Janeiro's selection as host of the 2016 Summer Games.

  • AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

    (Reuters) - The International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport's governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Brazilian justice extends arrest of Olympic Committee head Nuzman

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal judge on Monday extended the custody of Brazil's national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.

  • Brazilian justice extends arrest of Olympic Committee head Nuzman

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal judge on Monday extended the custody of Brazil's national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.

  • Brazilian woman who received heart from German Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A 67-year-old Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, including even canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of Germany's slalom canoe team who died following a car crash during the 2016 Olympics.

  • Only one athlete positive in Vancouver Games re-tests: IOC

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

  • Olympics-Only one athlete positive in Vancouver Games re-tests - IOC

    BERLIN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

  • Brazil's Nuzman steps way from Olympics committee after his arrest

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Carlos Arthur Nuzman, head of Brazil's Olympics committee, has decided to step away from the games' governing body after he was arrested last week for allegedly conspiring to rig the election of the city hosting the 2016 games, according to a statement by the National Olympics Committee on Saturday.

  • Gymnastics-Britain's Whitlock repeats as pommel horse champion

    Oct 7 (Reuters) - Olympic champion Max Whitlock became the first British gymnast to retain a world title when he won the pommel horse gold medal at the gymnastics world championships in Montreal on Saturday. Whitlock, a five-time Olympic medallist, finished with a score of 15.441 to defeat Russian David Belyavskiy (15.100) and China's Xiao Ruoteng (15.066). "Making history again, I couldn't be happier," said Whitlock, who won Olympic gold medals in floor exercise and pommel horse at the 2016 Rio Games and also the world pommel horse title at Glasgow in 2015.

  • Brazil Olympic committee to meet on Wednesday after IOC ruling

    SAO PAULO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Brazilian national Olympic committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss its suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the arrest of Carlos Nuzman, head of the Brazilian committee, in connection with a corruption scandal.

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