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Not A Great Year For The Sports Showdown

The sports world had to witness categorical disappointments, a few straight losses, and distressful moments during 2016. The different teams learned a lot of lessons. The best team, Golden State Warriors failed to accomplish in the NBA. It was a historic loss. The first World Series victory by the Chicago Cubs turned the heads all over the world. It was their first victory after 108 years. They won over the promising Cleveland Indians in Game Seven. It was truly an agony of defeat for Michael Martinez #1 and his team. Their massive collapse in the game was not bearable.

The team Cleveland Indians have proved the possibilities for a lesser known team to reign the sports world. And the Rio Olympics that took place in the month of August brought Ryan Lochte, the swimmer from the United States into the limelight. The player riveted the world by his idiocy. He was found drunken with some of his teammates and created commotion around the streets. He added to the embarrassment of his country. Similarly, football has also lost its charm as the most famous sports of America. Different controversies surround the team San Francisco 49ers. It is thus time to concentrate for better results in the playoffs.

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Sports Court Stick On To The Ban

In the latest Rio Olympics, the sports court has put a ban on Russia’s track asking to discipline the Russian teams. The Association of Athletics Federations had barred Russia’s team from participating at the summer games which is going to be held in Rio next month the reason being that of a cheating plot which the investigators found by the forensic evidence and with the help of computer records.

When Russia made an appeal, the sports court said that the penalty given was legally sound. With only two weeks left for the opening ceremony in Rio, the Olympic committee had made the decision of taking measures to sports federation. The appeal court considered the nature of the case and because of this the verdict was unanimous. The court said that the full decision would be issued shortly.

The sports minister of Russia said that the decision made by the court had affected honest athletes and clean athletes. Because of this ban, the council invited the other Russian athletes to compete individually and gave the option to be in part to protect themselves against court challenges. So far, two of the Russian athletes have given clear chit to compete in Rio. The athletes are a long jumper and a runner; both of them live in the United States. The federation said the other athletes could not compete in Rio.

Russia won 8 gold medals in the 2012 summer Olympics. A total of 18 medals were won by Russia in the 2012 summer Olympics. If the ban remains, it will be difficult for the Russian athletes even to dream about a medal. The federation does not have much experience in seeking for justice in doping cases. Major people have been flying to Rio and Russia to request to uplift the ban on the athletes.

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