IOC decision blow to clean athletes: U.S. anti-doping chief

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) failed to demonstrate "decisive leadership" when it declined to ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, the chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Sunday. "Disappointingly, in response to the most important moment for clean athletes and the integrity of the Olympic Games, the IOC has refused to take decisive leadership," Travis Tygart said in a statement. "The conflict of interest is glaring,” added Tygart, who had been outspoken in calling for a complete ban.
Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

File- Thgis July 20, 2016, file photo shows Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, right, and his son Donald Trump, Jr., watching as Eric Trump addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the “extreme vetting” he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S. When asked if his proposal might lead to a point when not a lot of people from overseas are allowed into the U.S., Trump said, “Maybe we get to that point” and added: “We have to be smart and we have to be vigilant and we have to be strong.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."



Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, visitors walk in view of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Democrats are set to begin their convention Monday, July 25, 2016 in a city that symbolizes both the nation's promise and its shortcomings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention.



The Latest: Clinton shrugs off 'Crooked Hillary' comments

Sen. Tim Kaine, center, and his wife, Anne Holton walk to church with fellow parishioner Berhane Desta, left, in Richmond, Va., Sunday, July 24, 2016, after Kaines' debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate. Kaine has attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church for over two decades. (P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):



IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics

Unidentified members of Russia's Olympic team carry their belongings outside the airport in Rio de JaneiroThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation to the relevant sports federations. The IOC's announcement follows the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) call for a Rio ban in response to the independent McLaren report that found evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The world governing body's ruling 15-member executive board met on Sunday via teleconference -- with the Rio Games' Aug. 5 opening ceremony less than two weeks away -- and decided that responsibility for ruling on the eligibility of Russians remains with the international federations.





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