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Court Of Arbitration Upholds Ban On Russian Track And Field Athletes

The possibility of the entire Russian team being banned from next month's Rio Olympics increased Thursday. A court of arbitration upheld a specific ban on Russian track and field athletes attending the games, after allegations of the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs.
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10 Brazilians Arrested, Accused Of Plotting Terrorist Attack On Rio Olympics

Brazil's justice minister says the group was disorganized and amateur. The members pledged allegiance to ISIS but had no direct contact with the group, authorities say.
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Russian Track Athletes' Appeal Is Denied By Court Of Arbitration For Sport

The request for arbitration had been filed by the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 track and field athletes who were declared ineligible for the Olympic Games in Rio.
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Anacostia Unmapped: Miles Rawls' Basketball Sanctuary

The annual Goodman League has become a fixture in Barry Farms — we talk to Commissioner Miles Rawls about how he uses basketball to give young men a safe outlet.
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It's Impossible To Guarantee That The Rio Games Will Be Drug Free

In this age of drug-tainted Olympic champions, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone thinks there's a lesson to be learned from a university commencement ceremony.
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Report: Russia Used 'Mouse Hole' To Swap Urine Samples Of Olympic Athletes

At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the Russians traded dirty urine samples for clean ones by passing them through a hole drilled into the wall of the anti-doping lab, according to an official report.
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Irene Pollin Reflects On Her "Unexpected" Life

Out with a self-published memoir, former Washington sports team co-owner Ireme Pollin sits down with Kojo to reflect on her "unexpected" life.

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Olympic Committee Puts Off Final Decision On Barring Entire Russian Team

The International Olympic Committee said it would weigh collective punishment versus "the right to individual justice." This comes a day after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for a blanket ban.
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World Anti-Doping Agency Finds Russia Endorsed Athletes Cheating

The International Olympic Committee will hold an emergency conference call for members of its Executive Board on Tuesday to discuss the latest revelations about Russian doping in international sport.
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Ex-Cardinals Official Gets Nearly 4 Years In Prison Over Astros Hack

Chris Correa, former director of baseball development for the St. Louis Cardinals, has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for accessing the Houston Astros' computer systems.

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