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IOC praises London 2012 venue progress

March 31st, 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the construction of venues for the London 2012 Games on its latest visit to the capital.

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Rice, Jones headline Australian Swimming Championships

March 31st, 2011

With less than a year and a half remaining until the 2012 London Games,
swimmers are ramping up their training as they vie for spots on the
Olympic squad. Swimming powerhouse Australia is no exception, and the
country's national championships kick off in Sydney tomorrow.

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FIG moves aerobics gymnastics WCup event in Japan

March 31st, 2011

The International Gymnastics Federation has moved an aerobic World Cup event from Tokyo because of uncertainty surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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3 Scotland players withdrawn from club duty

March 31st, 2011

Scotland coach Andy Robinson has withdrawn three of his key players from club duty for the rest of the season to ensure they will be fresh for the World Cup.

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Paris-Nice drug tests turn up negative

March 31st, 2011

The International Cycling Union says all doping tests at the weeklong Paris-Nice race were clear of banned drugs.

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Spanish sports chief slams UCI’s Contador appeal

March 31st, 2011

Spanish Sports Minister Jaime Lissavetzky says the UCI's appeal of Alberto Contador's doping ban is "shaky."

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New events for 2014 Games on IOC Agenda

March 31st, 2011

A number of new events are likely to win a spot in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics when the International Olympic Committee's powerful executive board meets in London next week.

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IOC praises Olympic village for 2012 Games

March 31st, 2011

The International Olympic Committee praised the progress Thursday in construction of the athletes' village for the 2012 London Games.

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Gymnastics worlds may move from Japan

March 31st, 2011

The International Gymnastics Federation will consider moving the world championships from Tokyo because of concern over Japan's nuclear crisis. FIG said it will decide by the end of May.

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Athens judo silver medalist Heill dies at 29

March 31st, 2011

The Austrian judo federation says former Olympic judo silver medalist
Claudia Heill of Austria has committed suicide by jumping out of a
sixth-story window in central Vienna. She was 29.

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