• Russia's $30 million center for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter
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    Russia's $30 million center for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter

    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for development, a Reuters review of public documents has shown. The Zhavoronki Acrobatic

  • Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners
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    Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there's significant opposition among team owners to continuing participation in the Winter Olympics, and the league is running out of time on negotiations to take part in the 2018 Games. Following a meeting of the league's Board of Governors on Thursday, Bettman

  • Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs
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    Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday. About 100 Russian athletes were banned from competing

  • Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC
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    Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Thomas Bach said the process would not be altered mid-race