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Banned Turkish distance runners to lose Olympic medals
Mar 30, 2017 19:56 IST
By Soumitra Bose
Reuters
what happened: Turkish runners Elvan Abeylegesse, Gamze Bulut will lose their medals from 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
what it means: Both female athletes were handed bans for doping. The sanctions will also mean the reallocation of medals awarded a decade ago at the 2007 Osaka athletics world championships.
what next: Both women appeared on Wednesday on the IAAF's latest list of doping violations and sanctions.
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9 yrs old seek NGT intervention on climate change assessment
Mar 30, 2017 20:37 IST
By Nihi Sharma
HT Photo
what happened: Nine-year-old Ridhima Pandey of Nainital filed a PIL in National Green Tribunal (NGT) on March 29.
what it means: The kid asked the tribunal to order environment ministry and Central Pollution Control Board to assess climate related issues for green clearance and inventory of GHG emission.
what next: The Tribunal has given two weeks time to MoEFCC and CPCB to submit replies. Next hearing on May 4.
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Shaharyar Khan to step down as PCB chief in August
Mar 30, 2017 20:22 IST
By Soumitra Bose
AP
what happened: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan will step down after completing his three-year term.
what it means: Shaharyar, a former career diplomat, told the media in Lahore that he had already written to the patron in chief of the PCB, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about his decision.
what next: Indications are that Najam Sethi, whom Shaharyar replaced as chairman in 2014, may return as chief.
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ICC mulling bid for cricket's Olympic inclusion in 2024
Mar 30, 2017 20:02 IST
By Soumitra Bose
Reuters
what happened: Cricket may return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will be made.
what it means: "We need to make a decision by, I guess, July of this year so that we can submit an application (to IOC) by September," Dave Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, has said.
what next: Richardson said any approach would be for cricket's shortest Twenty20 format.