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Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio

Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.

Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio
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Kazakh champion Ilyin among 10 new doping failures

Kazakhstan's double Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin and three other gold medalists banned for failing dope tests at the 2012 London Olympics

Kazakh champion Ilyin among 10 new doping failures
Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation
Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is warning that the Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing the Brazilian economy.

Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics

The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics
FIFA approves five presidential candidates, Platini pending
FIFA approves five presidential candidates, Platini pending

FIFA approved five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

FIFA approves five presidential candidates, Platini pending
VW says second type of engine not fitted with cheating device
VW says second type of engine not fitted with cheating device

German auto giant Volkswagen steered clear of a fresh blow in its emissions-rigging scandal, saying that another type of diesel engine which had raised concerns was not fitted with software designed to dupe testers.

VW says second type of engine not fitted with cheating device
Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals
Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals

Pope Francis offered a surprise public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican, from gay sex to drug use.

Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals
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Golovkin vs Ward camp: animosity growing?

Gennady Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez has commented on Andre Ward’s accusation of Triple G turning down the fight.

Golovkin vs Ward camp: animosity growing?
Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe
Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe

The future of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his heir-apparent Michel Platini was in play, as they faced scrutiny by the football world body's ethics committee.

Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe
Tesla boss Musk calls for 'random emission' testing
Tesla boss Musk calls for 'random emission' testing

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk called for fossil fuel-powered cars "to be tested at random," as German giant Volkswagen's worldwide pollution cheating scandal continues.

Tesla boss Musk calls for 'random emission' testing
Apple under fire for factory conditions as iPhone launches
Apple under fire for factory conditions as iPhone launches

A labour rights group marked the launch of Apple's latest iPhone with a report accusing one of the smartphone giant's Chinese suppliers of exploiting factory workers.

Apple under fire for factory conditions as iPhone launches
Porsche chief Mueller to take the wheel at VW: report
Porsche chief Mueller to take the wheel at VW: report

The head of German luxury sports car maker Porsche, Matthias Mueller, has been picked to succeed Martin Winterkorn as the chief executive of scandal-battered auto giant Volkswagen.

Porsche chief Mueller to take the wheel at VW: report
US stocks tumble on global growth fears, Volkswagen
US stocks tumble on global growth fears, Volkswagen

Wall Street stocks tumbled, joining European equities in falling on worries about global growth and the burgeoning Volkswagen emissions scandal.

US stocks tumble on global growth fears, Volkswagen
Trinidad to rule on extraditing Warner in FIFA corruption scandal
Trinidad to rule on extraditing Warner in FIFA corruption scandal

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner will learn if he is to be extradited to the US to face charges linked to a corruption scandal sweeping football's world governing body.

Trinidad to rule on extraditing Warner in FIFA corruption scandal
Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her emails?
Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her emails?

She remains Democrats' best hope to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting email scandal that has dragged down her trustworthiness.

Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her emails?
Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo
Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo

Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up.

Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo
Vincenzo Nibali. Photo ©  velonews.competitor.com
Astana's Vincenzo Nibali disqualified from Vuelta a Espana after accident

Captain of Kazakhstan's Astana Pro Team Vincenzo Nibali has been disqualified from Vuelta a Espana after the second stage.

Astana's Vincenzo Nibali disqualified from Vuelta a Espana after accident
Katy Perry roars into Taylor Swift feud
Katy Perry roars into Taylor Swift feud

Taylor Swift's "bad blood" with fellow pop superstar Katy Perry looks set to get a lot worse.

Katy Perry roars into Taylor Swift feud
No reason to probe Brazil in FIFA scandal: Rousseff
No reason to probe Brazil in FIFA scandal: Rousseff

There is no reason Brazil's hosting of last year's World Cup should be probed as part of the FIFA scandal, President Dilma Rousseff insisted in an interview.

No reason to probe Brazil in FIFA scandal: Rousseff
Despite FIFA charges Warner still beloved in Trinidad
Despite FIFA charges Warner still beloved in Trinidad

He is a key figure caught up in the middle of football's biggest corruption scandal. But indicted former FIFA vice president Jack Warner is still a wildly popular.

Despite FIFA charges Warner still beloved in Trinidad