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London, Nov 24 (ANI): Pope Francis has warned Olympic leaders that the commercialization of sport may undermine its spiritual values, and that looking for profit and victory at all costs risked reducing athletes to mere trading material.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): The board of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has reportedly resigned in the wake of a drug-testing crisis following concerns that Jamaica's athletes have not been tested rigorously enough.
Beijing, Nov 17 (ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reportedly resolved to ban athletes and players who intentionally take banned substances up to four years from the initial two years, during the fourth World Conference on Doping in Sports.
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Jamaican star Usain Bolt has reportedly been named as the male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time.
London, Nov 13 (ANI): World 400m Champion Christine Ohuruogu has said that she believes young women find sport to be a turn-off because according to what is portrayed in the media, it has to compete with an inappropriate celebrity lifestyle.
Wellington, Nov 9 (ANI): UK Sport has backtracked on a threat to withdraw lottery funding from athletes who visit strip clubs, after it released a list of examples of unacceptable behaviour.
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Top athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah have recently been warned that they will lose their funding if they visit a lap-dancing bar.
IOC president confident that 2014 Sochi Olympics will be free from 'gay discrimination' Oct 31, 10:41 am
London, Oct 31 (ANI): The president of the International Olympic Council (IOC), Thomas Bach has said he is confident that there will be no discrimination against gay athletes and visitors at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Steroids can benefit athletes for decade after use: Study Oct 30, 2:11 pm
London, Oct 30 (ANI): New research has suggested that steroids can benefit athletes for a decade after use, and even if they adopt the method for shorter periods, it can help them for their entire careers.
Now, Oz Winter Olympians face booze ban in Sochi Games Oct 30, 1:02 pm
Sydney, Oct 30 (ANI): Australia's Winter Olympic athletes will also be subjected to an alcohol ban in the Sochi athletes' village along with the Summer Games counterparts.
Putin says gay athletes, visitors would have `nothing to fear` in 2014 Sochi Olympics Oct 29, 8:39 am
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted that gay and lesbian athletes would be welcome and would have nothing to fear at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): Former cyclist and confessed doper Stuart O' Grady is still being considered in a role as a possible adviser against illegal drug use, by the Australian Olympics Committee athletes' commission.
Orlando, Oct 28 (ANI): While many football helmet and mouth guard manufacturers claim that their equipment will lessen impact forces and reduce concussion risk, neither a specific brand nor a higher cost were associated with fewer concussions in adolescent athletes, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.
Sydney, Oct 24 (ANI): The Australian Olympics Committee has announced that a zero tolerance ban will be in place in the Olympic Village and on the flight home for Australian athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
How avatars can help athletes improve performance, avoid pain Oct 22, 10:48 am
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Modern baseball players are relying on the same concept used in the futuristic film Avatar where miners working on the lush planet Pandora employ giant blue creatures that mimic their body movements.
London, Oct 15 (ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency expressed its frustration after plans to launch an 'extraordinary' audit into allegations that Jamaica's athletes were rarely drug-tested before the London 2012 Games were pushed back until 2014.
Queen pens Commonwealth Games baton message for athletes Oct 9, 11:16 am
Edinburgh, Oct 9 (ANI): The Queen of the United Kingdom has written a message to the athletes of the Commonwealth to mark the start of a baton relay before the Glasgow 2014 Games around all its nations and territories, and it is at the heart of the design.
Why triathletes are so tough Oct 8, 4:36 pm
Washington, Oct. 08 (ANI): Researchers have claimed to have found why triathletes, who participate in a gruelling endurance sport, swimming, bicycling, and running long distances without rest, are tough and feel less pain than casual exercisers.
Adolescents strongly influenced by athletes' endorsement of 'unhealthy foods': Study Oct 8, 10:52 am
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Children, especially adolescents, may be strongly influenced by the endorsement of unhealthy foods by star athletes, according to a study.
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A study has reportedly found that athletes competing at the 2012 Olympic Games at London had 'striking levels' of bad teeth, with a fifth of the surveyed athletes saying that their poor oral health had damaged their training and performance.
Elite 'power sport' athletes carry genetic advantage over endurance counterparts: Study Sep 26, 12:24 pm
Philadelphia, Sept 26 (ANI): A new study has found that AGT 'CC' genotype is more common in elite power athletes, but not in endurance sports, reports Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Seven Moscow World Championship athletes fail doping tests Sep 21, 11:17 am
Sydney, Sept 21 (ANI): Seven athletes participating in last month's world athletics championships in Moscow have been caught doping, including a finalist from Ukraine and a sprinter from Afghanistan.
London, Sept 19 (ANI): The Jamaican prime minister has reportedly promised the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to make the drug-testing of the country's sports stars a top priority.
Most dangerous sport for girls: cheerleading Sep 15, 2:32 pm
New York, Sept. 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that cheerleading is the most risky sport for female athletes, as girls, who suffer concussions, often don't give importance to, or knowingly neglect, their injuries.
Too much obsession for sports can ruin relationships Sep 8, 11:01 am
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Experts have warned adults that an obsessive focus on any sport can deter kids from playing and damage relationships.
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