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IIHF nears decision on Belarus hockey worlds amid sponsor pressure

The International Ice Hockey Federation will decide in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus as pressure increases from sponsors over a crackdown on opposition groups in the country.

Weightlifting's Olympic future in doubt after president ousted

The future of weightlifting at the Olympic Games was put in further doubt Wednesday after the governing body's interim president was ousted and the International Olympic Committee expressed concern.

Alphonso Davies celebrates title win with Bayern teammates in return to lineup

Alphonso Davies returned to Bayern's lineup from suspension on Saturday and capped a banner season by helping his club to a 4-0 victory. Bayern was presented with the title trophy, its chant of "champions" echoing around Wolfsburg's empty stadium.

Reigning 100m world champion Coleman suspended for missing doping tests

Christian Coleman, an American sprinter who won the 100-metre title at last year's world championships and had been the early favourite for the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, was temporarily banned from competition by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Wednesday.

Investigation finds doping coverups, alleged embezzlement in weightlifting

An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping coverups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.

World Anti-Doping Agency seeks additional funding during pandemic

Even with sports shut down and little testing going on, World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka is trying to convince governments to stump up extra funding in the fight against drug cheats.

Virus already causing Olympic chaos at qualifying events

Qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics in July are being cancelled or postponed almost daily, and time is running out for athletes to prove they meet the standard.

Russia accuses doping whistleblower of modifying key data

Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency's star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that's nonsense.

Russian boxers threaten 2020 Olympic boycott if sanctions not lifted

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics next summer if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Champions League

Messi marks milestone game with goal as Barcelona cruises to knockout round

Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday.