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And New: Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes first UFC champion from Russia

By ethan / April 8, 2018

Published time: 8 Apr, 2018 05:23 Khabib Nurmagomedov has become the first UFC champion from Russia, after an overwhelming victory over American lightweight Al Iaquinta, in the main event fight of UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT Sport News


‘Dick Pound is chief instigator of sanctions against Russia ’ – world champion hurdler Shubenkov

By ethan / March 15, 2018

World champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov of Russia has said that the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, is the mastermind of sanctions on Russian sport. “There is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Dick Pound, who is the main instigator of anti-Russian sanctions in sport,” the 2015 world 110m hurdles champion […]


Olympic champion Zagitova ready to be Russian flag-bearer at PyeongChang closing ceremony

By ethan / February 23, 2018

Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova says she is willing to be the team’s flag-bearer at the Olympics closing ceremony, if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifts its provisional suspension on Russia. Read more “If our national flag is allowed [at the closing ceremony] I’m ready to bear it,” Zagitova told reporters after her tremendous […]


‘Doping is absolutely useless in curling’ – European champion Anna Sidorova

By ethan / February 20, 2018

Two-time European curling champion Anna Sidorova says that performance-enhancing drugs are ineffective in curling, which requires intellectual skill rather than physical strength. In an exclusive interview with RT, world silver medalist Sidorova said that apart from being physically fit, a successful curler should be psychologically strong and able to handle pressure. “I don’t think that […]


‘Angry Russians are unstoppable’ – Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva

By ethan / February 9, 2018

Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva has taken to social media to share her thoughts on the recent drama surrounding Russian Olympic athletes on their way to South Korea’s PyeongChang Winter Games. The controversial decision of the Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to dismiss two appeals filed by the Russian […]


‘I don’t understand their decision’: Olympic champion Viktor Ahn on IOC PyeongChang ban

By ethan / January 26, 2018

Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, banned from competing at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics over doping allegations, says he is struggling to understand the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision. “This is really a very difficult situation,” Ahn exclusively told RT. “The IOC hasn’t specified any reasons for my exclusion from the Olympics. […]


Olympic short track champion Viktor Ahn ‘banned’ from 2018 Games – report

By ethan / January 22, 2018

Russia’s leading short track skater Viktor Ahn has been banned from the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as part of the investigation into alleged doping in Russian sport, sources report. The six-time Olympic champion has been excluded from the list of Winter Games participants less than three weeks before the start of the event, […]


S. Korean coach banned for allegedly assaulting Olympic champion skater

By ethan / January 19, 2018

South Korea’s skating union (KSU) has suspended a women’s short-track team coach for allegedly beating Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who is expected to compete at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. No details of the incident have been revealed so far, but it was reported by AP that a male coach allegedly hit Shim during […]


Heavy-weed champion of the world? Mike Tyson launches California cannabis farm

By ethan / January 2, 2018

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:50 Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California. The move by the former world heavyweight boxing champion comes hot on the heels of the state’s decision to legalize the drug for recreational use. READ MORE: ‘Happy New Year […]

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