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Louisville loses NCAA appeal and championship title

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/20/18, 01:58 pm

The University of Louisville men’s basketball program must purge 123 victories—including its 2013 national championship—from the record books after the NCAA on Tuesday denied its appeal in a sex scandal case involving the school. This is the first time in NCAA history a men’s basketball team has had to surrender a national title. In June, the NCAA imposed sanctions on the school after an investigation found the basketball team organized dorm parties and paid women to have sex with recruits.

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Slovenian athlete joins Russian curler on doping list

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/20/18, 11:49 am

Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic is the latest in a handful of athletes to test positive for doping at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Slovenia lost its hockey game against Norway on Tuesday after Jeglic was scratched from the team. Meanwhile, Russian curling officials stand by their claim that bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky’s positive drug test resulted from some sort of foul play. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Games because of an elaborate doping scheme at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Russian curling athlete busted for doping

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/19/18, 12:20 pm

A positive drug test by a curling athlete could cost Russia its reinstatement in the Olympic Games. News that Russian Alexander Krushelnitsky, the bronze medalist in mixed doubles curling, tested positive for a banned substance shocked a sport known for its high ethical standards. (The World Curling Federation’s rules state that a true curler would prefer to lose than to win unfairly.) Fellow curlers suggested Monday that Krushelnitsky had been slipped the substance, meldonium.

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