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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has annulled the 2012 Olympics silver medal won by Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov after the re-analysis of his doping probe tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

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The South African u17 Men’s National Team, Amajimbos, will face Brazil in the final of the inaugural BRICS u17 Football Cup this after Amajimbos defeated Russia 3-1 on Thursday, 13 October 2016 with goals from Lyle Foster, Mswati Mavuso and Luke Le Roux. The clash took place at the Bambolin Stadium in Goa, India.

Brazil and South Africa will face each other on Saturday, 15 October at 15h30. It will be played at the Fatorda Stadium, kicking off at 15h30 local time (12h00 SA time).

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Canada’s quest for another Junior Davis Cup title fell just short on Sunday, as the team lost 2-1 to Russia in a final that went to the deciding doubles match. Competing in Budapest, the No. 1 seeds and defending champions were looking to win their second consecutive under-16 world championship.

With the final tied at one match apiece, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Chih Chi Huang took on Russians Alen Avidzba and Alexey Zakharov for the title. Down early breaks in both sets, the Canadians couldn’t overcome their opponents and fell by a score of 6-2, 6-4. 

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Canada’s Junior Davis Cup team is one victory away from claiming its second consecutive title following a 2-1 victory over the United States in the semifinals of the under-16 world championships on Saturday. Defending Junior Davis Cup champions, the squad has advanced into the final in Budapest where it will take on Russia.

Against the Americans, Canada came back from a 0-1 deficit as Nicaise Muamba fell in the opening match 7-5, 6-1 to Sangeet Sridhar. Felix Auger-Aliassime, the only holdover from the 2015 team, then evened up the tie at one match apiece thanks to a straightforward 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Sebastian Korda in just over an hour.

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The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) on Tuesday charged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with insisting on "vague requirements" before its membership could be reinstated.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he "still does not understand" why Russian athletes were sanctioned at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has sent a letter concerning the reinstatement of Russian track and field athletes, the country's sports minister said.

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