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The Queen's baton relay begins

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth launched the Queen's Baton Relay in London on Monday (March 13) as part of the build up to the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. At a ceremony on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, the Queen, in her role...

Queen launches Games baton relay

The baton relay starting the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been launched by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Australian stars Anna Meares and Kurt Fearnley have helped the Queen launch the baton relay for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in an up...

The Queen sends Commonwealth Games baton on its way to Australia

Inside the baton is a message from the monarch which will be read at the opening ceremony of the Games in April next year. The Queen has set the Commonwealth Games baton on its journey around the globe following a razzmatazz-filled ceremony at Buckingham Palace. With the c...

Queen to launch Games baton relay

The baton relay begins the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and is set to be launched by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Queen is set to launch the baton relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with Australian athletes Anna Meares and Kurt...

Doping sample re-tests from Sochi Olympics to run to 2022 - IOC

The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) - T...

Sochi doping re-tests to run to 2022

The IOC says the re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats will last another five years until 2022. The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi...

Russia to remain banned in 2017 – IAAF head Sebastian Coe

Russian athletes won’t be able to represent their country at international competitions at least until November, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) head Sebastian Coe has...

Athletics-'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban - Coe

MELBOURNE, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, ...

IAAF approves extension of Russian doping ban

Sebastian Coe, IAAF president, at a press conference as part of the International Association of Athletics Federations council meeting in Monaco February 6, 2017. — Reuters picMONACO, Feb 7 —...

Drug ban on Russia extended to include world championships in London

Russia faces almost certain expulsion from this summer’s World Athletics Championships in London after an IAAF task force investigating the country’s efforts at reform following a series of d...

Usain Bolt: Jamaican Olympic Association Considering Appeal over Carter’s Failed Dope Test

Usain Bolt & Nesta Carter Jamaica may appeal against the decision to strip the rest of its Beijing 4x100m relay squad of their gold medals after Nesta Carter’s failed drugs test. Usain Bolt ...