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Dec 22

US Olympic Committee chief sorry for ‘failing’ sexually abused gymnasts

Scott Blackmun says he was unaware of Larry Nassar scandalMcKayla Maroney’s lawyer blasts the apology as ‘repugnant’Scott Blackmun, the leader of the US Olympic Committee, has said he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law e…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/22/larry-nassar-abuse-us-olympic-committee-chief-scott-blackmun-sorry-mckayla-maroney

Dec 15

Greater Manchester needs £1.5bn to boost cycling – Chris Boardman

The region’s first cycling and walking commissioner, makes demand in report to Greater Manchester mayor Andy BurnhamGreater Manchester should spend £1.5bn to make the region one of the best places in the world to cycle or walk, Olympic cyclist Chris Bo…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/15/greater-manchester-needs-15bn-to-boost-cycling-says-olympian-chris-boardman

Dec 13

The Guardian view on Chris Froome’s failed drugs test: transcending limits | Editorial

The battle to get ahead of the drugs cheats will never be won but that’s no reason for abandoning itThis Sunday, in one of the biggest nights of the sporting calendar, the BBC’s sports personality of the year is decided. Apart from the shortage of wome…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/13/the-guardian-view-on-chris-froomes-failed-drugs-test-transcending-limits

Dec 06

Of course Russian sport is corrupt, but then so are the Olympics | Simon Jenkins

The whole project needs a rethink. Scrap all the flags: let athletes compete as citizens of the worldI have some sympathy for Vladimir Putin. For years, he was playing footsie with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC had surely known per…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/06/russian-sport-corrupt-olympics

Dec 05

Get a kick out of karate at Okinawa’s new fight club

With karate now included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, we check out a new complex dedicated to the martial art on Japan’s most southerly islands Spinning, hissing, arms and legs pistoning: the 12 men are like steam locomotives. Karate master Morio H…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/dec/05/okinawa-japan-karate-centre-kaikan-martial-art-2020-tokyo-olympics

Dec 03

Naim Süleymanoğlu obituary

Weightlifter who fled communist oppression in Bulgaria to represent Turkey at the OlympicsThe weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu escaped the communist oppression of his native Bulgaria by evading the agents detailed to keep an eye on him while he was compe…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/03/naim-suleymanoglu-obituary