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Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, said on Wednesday she continued to respect United States legend Michael Phelps but considered his remark on doping as "uncomely".

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Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, will be the new brand ambassador for the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (save daughters, teach daughters) campaign in Haryana.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made this announcement on Wednesday at a function in Bahadurgarh town, 30 km from New Delhi, where he handed over a cheque for Rs 2.5 crore as reward money to her and also offered her a Group 'B' government job.

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo on Wednesday stressed on the development of sports which have the potential to garner medals at international championships, including badminton, archery and weightlifting.

"Prioritise development of games which have already shown achievements," President Widodo said at the State Palace after congratulating the country's medallists at the Rio Olympics, including the gold medallists in the badminton mixed doubles.

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American Olympic swimmer James Feigen issued a formal apology on Wednesday for causing "serious distractions" at the Rio Olympics with his made-up story about robbery.

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Russian weightlifters Dmitry Lapikov and Khadzhimurat Akkayev have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the press service of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Wednesday.

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The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, which concluded earlier this week with 65 new Olympic and 19 new world records in the sports field, now also has another record for the world's largest street mural created by an artist. At 15.5m tall and 170m long, the work of art is nearly 3,000 square meters in size.

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The Olympic flag, carried by Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, arrived in the Japanese capital, the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday.

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