• Djokovic withdraws from China Open because of injury
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    Djokovic withdraws from China Open because of injury

    Novak Djokovic says he has withdrawn from the China Open because of an elbow injury. The defending champion says he is ''extremely disappointed'' to miss the tournament in Beijing, where he has won four consecutive titles and has 29 victories in a row.

  • IOC sanctions three boxers for betting during Rio 2016
    Reuters1 hour ago

    IOC sanctions three boxers for betting during Rio 2016

    (Reuters) - Three Olympic boxers, including beaten Irish bantamweight Michael Conlon who had accused the judges of robbing him of victory, have been sanctioned by the IOC for betting on fights during the Rio Games. The International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that Conlon, compatriot Steven

  • Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics
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    Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics

    Tokyo's original plans for a compact Olympics in 2020 continue to fall by the wayside. A Tokyo government panel is set to propose moving more venues outside of the city - including hundreds of kilometers (miles) away - in order to save money, the latest in a series of changes since the Japanese

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    Isninbayeva to stand for Russian athletics presidency

    Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will stand in the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) presidential election this year, she said on Wednesday. The ARAF announced last week that the election would take place on Dec. 9. "I took this decision of responsibility myself to head