23 Vietnamese athletes to compete at Rio Olympics

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23 Vietnamese athletes to compete at Rio Olympics

A total of 23 athletes will represent Vietnam at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August, according to the General Department of Sports and Physical Training.

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Phelps qualifies for fifth consecutive Olympics

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Phelps qualifies for fifth consecutive Olympics

OMAHA, Nebraska, June 29 - Michael Phelps, who came out of retirement in 2014 and rededicated himself to the pool, punched his ticket to the Rio Games on Wednesday by winning the 200 metres butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials.

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Teng Boonma’s achievements noted by a handful

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VietStock FI English 1 day(s) ago

Last week’s passing of Teng Boonma, one of the richest tycoons in Cambodia, does not seem to resonate with everyone in the Kingdom.

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IWF reduces number of Russian athlete slots in Rio, considers blanket ban

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

The International Weightlifting Federation reduces a number of slots available for Russian athletes in Rio over failed doping retests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, considers a blanket ban for the Russian Weightlifting Federation.

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Russia cries foul, rest of world welcomes IAAF's ban

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Russia cries foul, rest of world welcomes IAAF's ban

Russia claimed the IAAF’s decision to continue its ban of Russian athletics on Friday was unfair and threatened legal action, while the rest of the world welcomed the move and urged the IOC not to go against it.

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Putin says to seek IOC intervention over Rio ban

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Putin says to seek IOC intervention over Rio ban

ST PETERSBURG, June 17 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would seek the intervention of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee over the decision to exclude Russian track and field athletes from the Rio Olympics.

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Kenya-based refugees running for Rio

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

A group of athletes who will compete in the Rio Olympic Games as the refugee Olympic team are hitting the roads to train in Kenya's Rift Valley ahead of the August Games.

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Olympic dreams in cash-strapped Venezuela

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Venezuela's brutal economic crisis has squeezed state funding for elite athletes.

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Bach says IOC is ready to take its responsibility to protect clean athletes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

IOC announces it will hold a meeting to discuss non-compliance in drug testing, four days after the IAAF is due to decide whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympic Games.

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WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread

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WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread

The head of the World Health Organization has asked a panel of experts to consider whether the Rio Summer Olympics should be held as scheduled due to concerns it could spread the Zika virus.

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IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

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IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries' track records as it looks to root out cheats ahead of this year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Vietnam in desperate search of successor to three-time Olympic badminton player

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Vietnam in desperate search of successor to three-time Olympic badminton player

As Vietnam’s top badminton player heads for Rio 2016 for his third and possibly last Olympics, the local governing body of the sport admitted that finding his successor has been difficult.

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Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests

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Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests

Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday eight of its athletes from three different sports had tested positive for banned substances in a re-examination of samples taken during the 2012 London Olympics.

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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

LONDON, May 28 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

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