Exclusive by Sean Ingle

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Name: Exclusive by Sean Ingle
Date registered: February 9, 2016
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/tennis

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  1. UK Sport ‘went easy’ on British Cycling to keep medal factory functioning — March 15, 2017
  2. Greg Rutherford calls IOC decision over Russia team for Rio ‘spineless’ — July 24, 2016
  3. Greg Rutherford calls IOC decision over Russia team for Rio ‘spineless’ — July 24, 2016

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Mar 15

UK Sport ‘went easy’ on British Cycling to keep medal factory functioning

• UK Sport told governance unit to ‘go easy’ on British Cycling, says source
• Sport funding body denies allegations

Senior figures at the funding body UK Sport told its in-house governance unit to “go easy” on British Cycling because “that’s where the medals come from”, more than two years before Jess Varnish made public allegations of bullying and sexism, the Guardian has been told.

Other UK Sport insiders have also come forward to tell of their deepening unease about a culture where the zeal to beat the London 2012 medal haul at the Rio Olympics dominated everything and led to less-strict governance checks than they felt were required.

Related: Did manic desire for Olympic medals blind UK Sport to its responsibilities? | Sean Ingle

Related: Jess Varnish calls on British Cycling board to resign after leaked report

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/15/uk-sport-went-easy-british-cycling-medal-factory

Jul 24

Greg Rutherford calls IOC decision over Russia team for Rio ‘spineless’

• ‘I had a terrible feeling arms would be twisted,’ says Olympic champion
• ‘This is a spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides’

Britain’s world and Olympic long jump champion, Greg Rutherford, led the condemnation of the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to issue a blanket ban on the Russia team for Rio, calling it “a spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides”, and warning the IOC had thrown away the opportunity to make a clear statement of intent against those who cheat.

Related: Russia’s athletes escape blanket IOC ban for Rio Olympic Games

Related: IOC chooses obfuscation and chaos on Russia competing at Olympics | Owen Gibson

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/24/greg-rutherford-ioc-decision-russian-team-rio-spineless

Jul 24

Greg Rutherford calls IOC decision over Russia team for Rio ‘spineless’

• ‘I had a terrible feeling arms would be twisted,’ says Olympic champion
• ‘This is a spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides’

Britain’s world and Olympic long jump champion, Greg Rutherford, led the condemnation of the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to issue a blanket ban on the Russia team for Rio, calling it “a spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides”, and warning the IOC had thrown away the opportunity to make a clear statement of intent against those who cheat.

Related: Russia’s athletes escape blanket IOC ban for Rio Olympic Games

Related: IOC chooses obfuscation and chaos on Russia competing at Olympics | Owen Gibson

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/24/greg-rutherford-ioc-decision-russian-team-rio-spineless