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Etihad to fly top athletes for Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Etihad Airways will fly elite athletes, including the reigning Black Belt Open Heavyweight World Champion, Marcus Almeida, and the female Open Weight Black Belt Champion, Mackenzie Dern, to the UAE capital for the prestigious Abu Dhabi World Pro

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IOC ‘ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it said it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said.  

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US athletes 'can skip Olympics if they fear Zika'

The US Olympic Committee has told the country's sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil in August. The message

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Global athletes to take part in 'Challenge Bahrain'

Thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world are expected to take part in the 113km Challenge Bahrain event on December 6, which includes a 1.9km swim, 90km bike race and 21km run.   With a purse of

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P&G, IOC team up for Olympics

Procter & Gamble (P&G), the US-based consumer products giant, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have joined forces for the next five Olympic Games, from London 2012 through the 2020 Olympic Games. P&G will leve

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Drug firms to help anti-doping agency

Major drug companies have agreed to help the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) identify medicinal compounds that have the potential to be misused by athletes, officials said. Sports including cycling and athletics have been plagued in recent

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Bahrain gold medallist fails doping test

Bahrain's Olympic 1,500 metres gold medallist Rashid Ramzi and two cyclists are among six athletes to test positive for the blood booster Cera at the Beijing Olympics, officials said yesterday (April 29). Italy's road race silver m

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