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Olympic Track and Field

Guo Jie, oldest surviving Olympian, dies at 103

BEIJING — Guo Jie, a former Chinese discus thrower who was the world’s oldest surviving Olympian, has died. He was 103.The official Xinhua News Agency said Guo died Sunday.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Sports

Russia fights back after being slammed over doping

MOSCOW — The Russian government has begun fighting accusations that the country operated a vast state-sponsored doping program, even as the first punishment was handed down Tuesday.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Sports

Russia faces possible Olympic ban after WADA report

GENEVA — Russia could be banned from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical World Anti-Doping Agency report accused the country’s government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups by its track and field athletes.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Sports

Pistorius moves to house arrest, but legal challenge looms

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius spent Tuesday at his uncle’s mansion after being moved from jail to house arrest, but the former track star faces another legal challenge next month when prosecutors argue at an appeals court that he should go back to prison for much longer for killing his...

Date: 10/20/2015 | Sports

AP Sources: IOC strips U.S. of relay medal in Gay doping case

LONDON — The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Date: 05/13/2015 | Sports

Judge approves appeal of Pistorius verdict

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can appeal against the double-amputee Olympian’s conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Sports

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