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Top Japan canoeist banned for 'evil' drink spiking

TOKYO: Japan’s anti-doping body has banned a top canoeist for eight years after he spiked a rival’s drink with a banned substance to boost his own chances of selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Japan Anti-Doping Agency slapped sprint canoeist Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, with the eight-year ban, the Japan Canoe Federation announced Tuesday (Jan 9), slamming his offence as ...

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Football: Austin banned for three matches for keeper kick

LONDON: Southampton striker Charlie Austin was Sunday (Dec 24) banned for three matches after kicking Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in the face, the Football Association announced. Lossl was left with a bloodied face and a suspected broken nose following the incident in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at St Mary’s. Austin avoided punishment for the incident at the time, but the FA ...

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Russia banned from Winter Olympics but athletes can compete as neutrals

Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics, the IOC announced on Tuesday in a decision that comes just 66 days before the  2018 Games in Pyeongchang are due to begin.  Russian deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was Sports Minister at the time of the last Winter Games in Sochi 2014 and organized the 2018 World Cup, has also received a lifetime Olympic ...

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