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Officials deny having prior knowledge of racewalker's doping

Officials deny having prior knowledge of racewalker's doping

The world athletics body (IAAF) on Wednesday denied that it had any prior knowledge or evidence of Italian 2008 Olympic race walk champion Alex Schwazer's doping practices before he was caught with a positive test last year.

Christine Sinclair during Canada's semifinal match against USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 6, 2012. (ANDREA COMAS/Reuters)

SOCCER

FIFA suspends, fines Christine Sinclair for 'unsporting behaviour' at Olympics

Olympic hero Christine Sinclair has been suspended for four matches for criticizing the officiating -- Canadian fans would call it fair criticism -- after a semifinal game in women's soccer at the London Olympics. Full Story
Canada's Justyn Warner (left to right), Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton and Gavin Smellie pose after the men's 4x100-metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 11, 2012. The team finished third but was disqualified. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters)

Canadian Olympic relay team to visit Elijah Porter

The young track fan who tugged at Canada's heartstrings following the disqualification of the 4x100-metre relay team at the London Olympics will get a surprise visit Tuesday. Full Story
Canada's gold medallist Benoit Huot poses on the podium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre in east London. (AFP)

SWIMMING

Huot completes Paralympic medal collection

Swimmer Benoit Huot of Montreal rounded out his medal collection from the London Paralympics Wednesday, winning a silver in the S10 400-metre freestyle. Full Story
Canada's Summer Mortimer celebrates winning gold in the women's S10 100m backstroke during the London 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England, Sept. 4, 2012. (LIKE MacGREGOR/Reuters)

SWIMMING

Summer Mortimer golden again at Paralympics

Summer Mortimer of Ancaster, Ont., won her second gold medal of the London Paralympics Tuesday. Full Story
Brazil's Alan Oliveira (R) shakes hands with South Africa's Oscar Pistorius after winning the Men's 200m T44 classification at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 2, 2012. Pistorius complained vociferously about the length of his opponent's blades after he was beaten into second by Brazil's Oliveira in the men's 200 metres final at the London Paralympic Games on Sunday. (REUTERS)

ATHLETICS

Outspoken Pistorius escapes punishment

Oscar Pistorius will face no disciplinary action over his outburst following defeat in the men's 200 meters final, Paralympic organizers said on Tuesday. Full Story

NEWS

More Paralympic bronze for Canada

Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja won a bronze medal Monday at the Paralympic Games in London. Full Story
Canada's Brent Lakatos prepares for the start of the men's 400m T53 classification during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sept. 2, 2012. (EDDIE KEOGH/Reuters)

NEWS

Canada adds to Paralympic medal haul

Canada won three more medals Sunday at the London Paralympics. Full Story