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Putin’s thirst for Oly victory backfires with possible ban – ‘Huge blow to Russian sport’

MOSCOW, Dec 4, (AFP): Vladimir Putin has staked Russia’s prestige — and his own reputation — on sporting achievements but a possible ban from the Winter Olympics after claims of state-run doping threatens to wipe out any successes. Observers say it was the Kremlin’s desire for victory that fuelled the …

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‘Kuwait to sue IOC for $1 billion’ – Rio unlikely

KUWAIT CITY, June 23, (Agencies): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said the State of Kuwait is taking the International Olympic Committee to the Swiss courts for damages amounting to one billion as US dollars a result of the IOC unjustifiable decision …

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Brazil takes Rio flame on 100-day countdown

ATHENS, April 27, (AFP): Greece on Wednesday handed the Olympic flame over to Rio Games officials setting off the 100-day countdown to the Aug 5 opening ceremony. “Brazil is waiting for the flame with excitement and passion,” said Rio 2016 organising committee chairman Carlos Nuzman, adding that the Games would …

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IOC says ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban

BERLIN, March 24, (RTRS): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it says it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said on Thursday. Kuwait has rejected the …

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Sports laws not real reason for Kuwait’s IOC suspension

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): Kuwait’s sports laws are not the real reason that led the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the country, the head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation with the IOC Dr Mohammad Alfili said. Similar sports laws similar to the Kuwaiti ones exist in many …

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‘Reconsidered’ IOC talks sought

KUWAIT CITY, March 21, (KUNA): The head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation for roadmap meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday called for reconsidering the current way of negotiations between Kuwait and the IOC over the “unfair” Olympic suspension of Kuwaiti sports. Speaking to KUNA, Dr. Mohammad …

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Kuwait negotiator calls Olympic ban unfair – ‘Amendments to law rest with Parliament’

BERLIN, March 20, (RTRS): A ban imposed on Kuwait by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year over what it says is government interference in the autonomy of sport is unfair, Kuwait’s chief negotiator said on Saturday. The two sides had talks in January that included the United Nations, to …

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Kuwait ‘twice’ rejects deal to lift Olympic ban

BERLIN, March 18, (RTRS): The government of Kuwait twice refused to sign a deal hammered out in negotiations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that would have lifted the Olympic ban on the country, the IOC said on Friday. Kuwait was suspended in October 2015, for the second time in …

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‘Own behind sports suspension’ – MPs discuss local sports sector

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: The Parliament on Wednesday discussed the current situation of the local sports sector and factors behind the decision of the International Olympic Committee (OIC) to suspend Kuwait’s participation in global sports events. During the session, Minister of Information and Sports Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Mamoud Al-Sabah read …

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IOC strips Kuwait of Olympic qualifier – IMMIGRATION DENIES ISRAELI DELEGATE ENTRY VISA

WASHINGTON, Oct 30, (Agencies): The IOC revoked the Olympic qualifying status of a shooting championship in Kuwait on Thursday after an Israeli official was denied a visa to enter the country for the event. The IOC executive board stripped the Asian Shooting Championship of its Olympic status on the request …

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