Russian President Vladimir Putin (center), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (left), and Krasnodar Governor Veniamin Kondratyev visit Fisht Stadium, which will host World Cup matches, in Sochi on May 3.

 

 

"We are trying to teach our athletes to win the correct way, the legal way," Agapitov, winner of the gold medal in the 91 kilograms category at the 1997 World Championships, told insidethegames here.   

 

Gyárfás, a former FINA vice-president and the head of the Hungarian Swimming Federation (MUSZ) from 1993 until 2016, was detained by police in connection with an investigation into the murder of media tycoon Janos Fenyo 20 years ago.

 

The victory keeps Canada in World Group II next year, while Ukraine, which played without its top player Elina Svitolina, drops to European zone play.

 

Photo: Football Federation of Ukraine headquarters

 

The development comes after United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic, recently elected a member of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, warned countries against boycotting sporting events.

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IOC President Thomas Bach [pictured] recommended other sports to follow the lead set by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), who announced new rules this month that mean at least 16 countries could forfeit spots due to repeated failures.

 

International Swimming Federation (FINA) vice-president Tamas Gyarfas [at right in photo] has been arrested by police in Hungary on suspicion of ordering the murder of media tycoon Janos Fenyo in 1998.

 

Linda Helleland claims the "fractured and confusing" response of the anti-doping system to the Russian crisis has shaken public confidence that WADA and other sporting bodies are "ready, willing and able" to protect clean athletes against doping. 

 

 

Antonina Skorobogatchenko, in red, is one of three Russian teenage handball players to be suspended for 20 months following a positive drugs test for meldonium.

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