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#62
Could they not have named it after her first name?
 

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Here's a new cycling cheat - 'mechanical doping'.

Small electric motor found in the bottom bracket of a rider in Belgium. Ingenious!

Rumours of “mechanical doping” first surfaced in 2010, when the Classic and time-trial specialist Fabian Cancellara was forced to defend himself against apparently unfounded allegations that he had mechanical help. At the time, a consultant to the governing body said that he estimated that the use of a small electric motor hidden in the bottom bracket could save between 60 and 100 watts as the rider pedalled, a considerable boost to performance.

Not long afterwards the UCI began examining machines on a random basis, using a scanner and later a small camera. There have been high-profile searches for the boosters but nothing has ever been found, as was the case last year at the Tour de France, for example, when half a dozen machines including that of Chris Froome, were examined after the finish of stage 18 through the Alps.
 

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Here's a new cycling cheat - 'mechanical doping'.

Small electric motor found in the bottom bracket of a rider in Belgium. Ingenious!
The rider in question, Femke van den Driessche, has been banned for 6 years. Batteries for the motor were concealed in the seat tube & a bluetooth switch under the handlebar tape.

She was only 19 & it looks like the end of her biking career. She was stripped her of her European under-23 title and fined 20,000 Swiss francs (£14,000). Details here.
 
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Turkish wheelchair basketball fans brawl at German game

A brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between rival Turkish supporters left seven fans needing treatment in hospital, police say.

The game was part of the four-day European Champions Cup, a club competition being played in the eastern German town of Zwickau.

About 60 fans from the Istanbul-based clubs Besiktas and Galatasaray were involved.

They began attacking each other with knives and baseball bats. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36242188
 

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Turkish wheelchair basketball fans brawl at German game

A brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between rival Turkish supporters left seven fans needing treatment in hospital, police say.

The game was part of the four-day European Champions Cup, a club competition being played in the eastern German town of Zwickau.

About 60 fans from the Istanbul-based clubs Besiktas and Galatasaray were involved.

They began attacking each other with knives and baseball bats. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36242188
It was terrible, after the brawl at least ten people were seen leaving in wheelchairs.
 

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Not so much weird as completely obvious. America has won it's first gold medal of these Olympic Games. Naturally, it's in shooting.
 

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Not so much weird as completely obvious. America has won it's first gold medal of these Olympic Games. Naturally, it's in shooting.
I noticed that, and thought of posting.

But it was in air rifles, not multi-round assault rifles, so I didn't think it was typical! :twisted:
 

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I noticed that, and thought of posting.

But it was in air rifles, not multi-round assault rifles, so I didn't think it was typical! :twisted:
Well, to be an Olympic sport, it must be popular in enough countries. ;)
 
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Olympic pole vault penis claim denied by Japan athlete Hiroki Ogita
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Image captionHiroki Ogita was upset at the media's reporting of and social media's response to the incident
Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita has described his bewilderment after reports his penis had prevented him from progressing in the Rio Olympics went viral.

A video of the athlete hitting the bar with what looked to some like his penis under his shorts quickly spread online.

His leg had already made contact with the bar but his arm finished the job.

"I never expected the foreign media to take me down like this," the 28-year-old athlete tweeted.

"It's one thing if it was true, but I have to say I'm pretty devastated that they'd go so far to make something up to mock and ridicule me so much." ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-...ia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central
 

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"I never expected the foreign media to take me down like this," the 28-year-old athlete tweeted.

"It's one thing if it was true, but I have to say I'm pretty devastated that they'd go so far to make something up to mock and ridicule me so much." ...
I'd be telling everyone! "Yeah, see that bar 5 meters up in the air? I knocked it down, with my ..."
 
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More than 30 bald men in Japan are holding their annual get-together which includes an unusual variant of the tug-of-war rope pulling game.

Competing "follicly challenged" individuals strived to pull a suction cup, connected by a single red rope, off their opponent's head.

The Bald Men Club has attracted about 65 members from all over the country since it was formed in 1989.

It aims to encourage people to view baldness in a more positive manner.

"My head still hurts," Toshiyuki Ogasawara, 43, was said after taking part in the tug-of-war. "I think I need to ice it! ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39063733?ocid=socialflow_twitter
 
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Plagues of locusts to attack and devour players?

Swarms of locusts could attack football pitches and cause a "global scandal" at this summer's World Cup, according to a Russian government official.

Pyotr Chekmarev said around a million hectares of land in southern Russia was infested with locusts.

Volgograd, where England play Tunisia on 18 June, is one affected area.

"We have learnt how to deal with locusts, but how do we not fall into a global scandal with locusts this year?" said Chekmarev.

"The whole world is coming here. Football fields are green. Locusts love it where there is lots of green.

"How would they not come to the place where football is being played?" added Chekmarev, who is head of the agriculture ministry's crop farming department.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42892596
 

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Another Russian accused of doping at the Olympics:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43109290

Sadly, not that unusual. But the sport he was drugged up to compete in was... curling?! How 'roided and amphetamined up or whatever your drug of choice is do you have to be do play curling?! Methinks he was trying too hard - maybe thought they wouldn't bother with the tests. Because curling.
 
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Don't throw the pin by mistake.

A Chinese university has decided to liven up its annual sports day by hosting a grenade-tossing event, it's reported.

According to the China Youth Daily newspaper, the North University of China in the city of Taiyuan, northern Shanxi province, has decided to introduce a "500-gram grenade toss" to its track and field event in May.

One teacher, Li Jiangxi, told the paper that the school had noted the earlier reluctance of students to take part in annual javelin and discus contests.

However, after the school decided to replace these contests with the grenade toss, Ms Li said that there had been a surge of interest.

"Students rushed to sign up," she said. "Some came late and didn't qualify; they seemed really disappointed."

The paper says that the idea originally came from a student called Wu Jianhang, who had written to the school headmaster, suggesting the new activity.

"He told reporters that he liked throwing items; however, when he signed up for the sports event last year, he found that javelin and discus did not suit him," China Youth Daily says. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-43882201
 

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It was bad enough when my classmates discovered fireworks... I suppose Chinese schools have a problem with those too, they invented them after all.
 
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If he's wrong then his bladder will end up inside a ball.

A pig with "special powers" has chosen the four nations that will reach the World Cup semi-finals - and England is not one of them.

Mystic Marcus, a micro pig from Heage, Derbyshire, chose Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay.

He did it by eating apples marked with the flags of all the other teams.

He correctly predicted the outcome of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's election, said owner Juliette Stevens.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-44493221
 
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