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1NorwayNOR
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2ROCROC
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3GermanyGER
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4CanadaCAN
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17AustraliaAUS
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  • Associated Press

    IOC details Russia stance for Olympics, cites human rights

    The IOC stepped up efforts Thursday to explain its position on trying to help Russian athletes qualify for next year's Paris Olympics amid a backlash from Ukraine and its allies. The International Olympic Committee's move last week to map a pathway to Paris for athletes from Russia and Belarus who have not actively supported the war provoked strong objections from Ukraine, which wants to see those countries remain banned from most international sports. Publishing a series of explanations and r

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  • Australian Associated Press

    Australia tipped to join push for Russian Olympic ban

    Poland believes it will be possible to build a coalition of some 40 countries - including Australia - over the next week that would support the call to block Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics.Baltic nations and Poland earlier on Thursday had called on international sports bodies to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing in the Paris Games and other events while the war in Ukraine continues.

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  • Associated Press

    Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal rolls on; company apologizes

    A Japanese company embroiled in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal said Thursday it would strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing. Kadokawa “seriously betrayed public trust,” company president Takeshi Natsuno said. Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, the son of the founder, was arrested in September on suspicion of bribing Haruyuki Takahashi, a member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, with 69 million yen ($480,000).

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  • Evening Standard

    World’s oldest Olympian Felix Sienra, who competed at 1948 London Olympics, dies aged 107

    ‘He took off the captain’s armband and got out of the boat,’ his daughter, Magdalena, says of the former sailor

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  • Australian Associated Press

    Latvia vows to boycott Olympics if Russians take part

    Latvia has joined Kyiv in threatening to boycott the 2024 Olympics and qualifiers if Russian and Belarusian athletes are included while the war continues in Ukraine.The Baltic country's stance came just hours before one of Ukraine's most high-profile athletes, tennis star Elina Svitolina, also called for the same ban.

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  • Evening Standard

    Second country threatens Olympic boycott if Russian athletes allowed to compete at Paris 2024

    Latvian officials back Ukraine boycott under controversial IOC plan

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  • Associated Press

    Latvia threatens Olympic boycott if Russians compete

    Latvia has threatened to boycott next year's Paris Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to take part during the war in Ukraine and is calling on other countries to form a coalition to pressure international sports bodies. The Latvian Olympic Committee is the first national Olympic body other than Ukraine to threaten to boycott rather than compete against Russia. It marks a rare challenge from within the sports world to the International Olympic Committee, which wants to let competitors fro

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  • Associated Press

    Boxer Klitschko joins fight against Olympic path for Russia

    Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko has joined Ukraine’s fight against IOC plans to let some Russians compete at the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The former heavyweight champion suggested in a video message published Monday that sports leaders will be accomplices to the war if athletes from Russia and its military ally Belarus can compete at the next Olympics. The International Olympic Committee set out its preferred path last week for Russians and Belarusians who have not openly supported th

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  • Evening Standard

    Russians at the Olympics ‘would show that terror is acceptable’, Zelensky says

    Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia must not be allowed to use the Olympics as ‘propaganda for its aggression or its state chauvinism’

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  • The Independent

    Russian athletes must be banned from Olympics, Ukraine’s Zelensky says

    IOC says ‘no athlete should be prevented from competing just because of their passport’

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