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WADA retesting all sampples of Russian Paralympic athletes

WADA retesting all sampples of Russian Paralympic athletes

Moscow, Aug 8 : The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is retesting all doping samples of all Russian athletes, who participated in the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2014, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday.

WADA's independent commission, chaired by Richard McLaren, released a report on July 18 on the results of its probe into the accusations of doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, reports Tass.

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Russia names Sharapova in Olympics tennis squad

Russia names Sharapova in Olympics tennis squad

Moscow, May 27 : The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) has named dope offender and suspended star Maria Sharapova among four tennis players who will compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio.

Apart from Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova, and Darya Kasatkina were named, reports Tass.

The regulations for the Games say countries can enter four women players having the biggest points in international ratings.

However, there is still uncertainty about Sharapova's participation.

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Sharapova doping case hearing not before June

Sharapova doping case hearing not before June

Moscow, May 17 : The hearing of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's doping case will not take place before June, Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev has said.

Sharapova is currently suspended from competitions for using banned drug Meldonium reports TASS.

"Sharapova's situation is complicated. The thing is that she admitted that she had taken Meldonium. The case will not be considered so long as the two laboratories do not study the preparation. I believe that's not going to happen earlier than June," Tarpishchev said on Monday.

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Team Ferrari drivers begin Sochi Grand Prix with new engines

Team Ferrari drivers begin Sochi Grand Prix with new engines

Sochi (Russia), April 30 : Team Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will start the Formula One Russia Grand Prix with new engines, according to a F1 technical delegate report.

"The internal combustion engine used by the above drivers is one of the five new internal combustion engines allowed for the 2016 Championship season," the report said on Friday, reports Tass.

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'Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels'

'Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels'

Moscow: The Meldonium concentration in the blood sample of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova exceeds the permissible level, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said.

"Masha's case is more complicated. The Meldonium concentration in her blood is above the norm. Masha took the formula for several year on her doctor's prescription. I am not going to announce if she will be able to avoid punishment or not. We just want her to restore her position in sport," Mutko stressed, in an interview aired by Match TV on Wednesday, reports Tass.

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Vishwanathan Anand loses to Sergey Karjakin​ of Russia in Candidates Chess

Vishwanathan Anand loses to Sergey Karjakin​ of Russia in Candidates Chess

Moscow: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking loss against Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of Candidates Chess tournament here today.

The loss, coming in after a fine start that started with a victory over Topalov and two draws, put Anand on the back-foot in the biggest challenge of this year for the Indian ace.

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Viswanathan Anand beats Veselin Topalov in Candidates' opener

Viswanathan Anand beats Veselin Topalov in Candidates' opener

Moscow: Defying expectations, his position and odds, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday won a nerve wracking contest against former challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the first round of Candidates to go into early lead here.

With the two of the three games ending in draws, Anand is likely to emerge as the sole winner on day one of the biggest event of the year and can now look up to remaining event with immense confidence after being written off by the pundits.

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Lokomotiv footballer faces suspension over Putin picture

Lokomotiv footballer faces suspension over Putin picture

Moscow, Feb 17 - Russian football side Lokomotiv Moscow's midfielder Dmitri Tarasov could be suspended for at least 10 games after flaunting a picture of the country's president Vladimir Putin in a match against Turkey's Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce defeated Lokomotiv 2-0 in Istanbul on Tuesday in the first leg of the Europa League knockout stage. Tarasov lifted his shirt to show the Russian leader's picture with the words "the most polite president" after the match.

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Sania-Hingis record 38th straight win in St. Petersburg

Sania-Hingis record 38th straight win in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, (Russia), Feb. 13 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis notched up their 38th straight win to reach the semifinals of the women's doubles event of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Saturday.

The top-seeded pair continued their rampaging form in their 6-4, 6-1 demolition of the unseeded Russian duo of Daria Kasatkina and Elena Vesnina in the quarterfinals.

Sania and Hingis will next face the third-seeded pair of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja later in the day to secure a spot in the final.

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World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Arabidze

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy shocked by Muzychuk; Harika draw with Ar

Sochi: Top seed Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy's winning streak in the World Women's Chess Championship ended as she went down to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the first game of the quarterfinals here on Friday.

After winning six games in a row, Humpy committed a blunder from a seemingly harmless position to lose the game. The Indian now faces tremendous pressure in the return game in a must win situation.

If Humpy is able to win the second game, games of shorter duration will be played to determine the winner.

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