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Aug 4, 2015

Some extreme doping test results show athletes’ health at risk: expert

KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Some of the readings from athletes’ blood tests leaked by a whistleblower for a report exposing suspected doping were so extreme they were “downright dangerous”, one of the experts cited in the report told Reuters on Monday.

“There are real questions to be asked if there is no action taken, particularly for the results taken post-2009,” said Robin Parisotto, an inventor of the test used to detect the blood doping agent EPO. “Some of the values in these athletes were so extreme that they were downright dangerous and the risks to their health were indisputable.”

Aug 3, 2015

IAAF launches stern defense of anti-doping record

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The head of world athletics launched a vigorous defense of the IAAF’s anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations to plunge track and field into crisis.

IAAF president Lamine Diack said in response to reports of suspected widespread blood doping that any suggestion his organization had been negligent was “laughable”.

Aug 3, 2015

Athletics-IAAF launches stern defence of anti-doping record

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The head of world athletics launched a vigorous defence of the IAAF’s anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations to plunge track and field into crisis.

IAAF president Lamine Diack said in response to reports of suspected widespread blood doping that any suggestion his organisation had been negligent was “laughable”.

Aug 2, 2015

Mobile key to growth, Sorrell tells IOC

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Olympic chiefs must pump more content to mobile devices, and extend the allure of the Games outside its 17-day window to stay relevant to young people, marketing guru Martin Sorrell said on Sunday.

“You need to evolve to new consumption behaviors in both younger demographics and in fast-growth markets, more online and more mobile,” the founder and CEO of marketing communications group, WPP, told International Olympic Committee members.

Aug 2, 2015

Olympics-Mobile key to growth, Sorrell tells IOC

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Olympic chiefs must pump more content to mobile devices, and extend the allure of the Games outside its 17-day window to stay relevant to young people, marketing guru Martin Sorrell said on Sunday.

“You need to evolve to new consumption behaviours in both younger demographics and in fast-growth markets, more online and more mobile,” the founder and CEO of marketing communications group, WPP, told International Olympic Committee members.

Jul 31, 2015

No snow no problem as China’s financial might lands 2022 Games

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proved decisive on Friday when Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Games officials meeting in Kuala Lumpur voted for the Chinese capital over the lure of a winter wonderland offering from Kazakhstan’s Almaty, in a clear sign that the International Olympic Committee is craving solidity and security after a series of problems and headaches.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics-No snow no problem as China’s financial might lands 2022 Games

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proved decisive on Friday when Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Games officials meeting in Kuala Lumpur voted for the Chinese capital over the lure of a winter wonderland offering from Kazakhstan’s Almaty, in a clear sign that the International Olympic Committee is craving solidity and security after a series of problems and headaches.

Jul 31, 2015

Beijing heralds historic day after landing 2022 Games

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Beijing mayor Wang Anshun heralded “a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement” on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games.

The city beat Kazakhstan’s Almaty 44-40 in a vote among International Olympic Committee members in Kuala Lumpur.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics-Beijing heralds historic day after landing 2022 Games

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – Beijing mayor Wang Anshun heralded “a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement” on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games.

The city beat Kazakhstan’s Almaty 44-40 in a vote among International Olympic Committee members in Kuala Lumpur.

Jul 1, 2015

Milliners smile as bare-headed Dutchwoman wilts

LONDON (Reuters) – Many cultures boast an age-old proverb centered on learning lessons from a loss.

“We learn little from victory, much from defeat,” the Japanese say.

China leans on the Confucian saying with a similar message: “There are 1,000 lessons in defeat. But only one in victory.”

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