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State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

Match TV said 11 of the 14 athletes on its retest list are from track and field, including 4x100-meter relay gold medalist Yulia Chermoshanskaya. The others are two weightlifters and a rower.

Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The IOC said in a statement that Ricardo Barros "reaffirmed the commitment of the Brazilian government to put in place all the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of all people attending" the games in August.

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Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.

A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in sight. Suddenly, the boat loses speed. A plastic bag catches the rudder. Chasing boats overtake for all the medals, and millions on worldwide television watch a life-time dream being crushed.

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