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Iranian weightlifter selling his Olympic gold to aid earthquake victims
Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has decided to put his Rio 2016 Olympic Games impressive achievement to good use, and auction his gold medal to give the money to families stricken in the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck western Iran at the weekend.
Olympic runner dies aged 31 in Arizona
American middle-distance runner David Torrence has been found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Arizona at the age of 31.
World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal
Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country's corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play.
IAAF: Kenyan Olympic marathon champ Sumgong fails dope test
Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed in Rio last year, failed an out-of-competition dope test, athletics officials said Friday.
Olympic medals for Tokyo games will be made from recycled electronics
Recycled electronics will go for the gold, as organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have announced their plan to source the gold, silver and bronze needed for the games' medals from discarded smartphones.
International Fencing Federation elects 3 Iranian to commissions
The Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) has elected three Iranian sports officials as new members of different commissions at the international governing body of Olympic fencing.
McIlroy hints at real reason for Olympic snub
Rory McIlroy hinted Wednesday that his Rio Olympic snub may not have been entirely due to fears over the Zika virus, saying his situation was "a little more complicated" than others.
Rostami's London Olympic medal upgraded to silver
The bronze medal Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami snatched at the London 2012 Olympics was upgraded to silver after the Russian athlete failed in his doping test.
Ex-Olympic champ swaps pool for handball
Former Olympic champion swimmer Florent Manaudou told AFP on Tuesday that he is taking a break from the pool to concentrate on playing handball.
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, governor calls for unity
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil on Wednesday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020.
Taekwondo athlete Alizadeh becomes Iran's first female Olympic medalist
Kimia Alizadeh won the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman after claiming taekwondo bronze in Rio on Thursday.
World record, Olympic gold for weightlifter Rostami
Kianoush Rostami broke his own world record to win gold in the men's 85kg weightlifting at the Rio Olympics on Friday and clinch Iran's first medal of the Games, before promising it would not be the last.
Iran's female shooting contestant ascends to final competition
Female Iranian shooting athlete, Najmeh Khedmati, ascended to the final of the 50m rifle 3 positions competitions in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday, IRNA said.
Abedini jumps to world's 6th ranking in fencing
The ranking of Iranian fencer Mojtaba Abedini improved to the sixth place after he received the fourth place in sabre event of the 2016 Rio International Fencing Competitions in Brazil.

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