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Montreal jiu-jitsu event cancelled after police threaten arrests

Montreal - A jiu-jitsu tournament, scheduled to be held in Montreal last weekend, was cancelled after Montreal police said it would be illegal and arrests would be made. Organizers claim the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu does not violate Canada's Criminal Code.

Scottish mom takes Japanese whaling to the Olympic Committee Special

Glasgow - With the Olympic Committee focusing on environmental issues in the runup to the 2012 Olympics, one woman could not pass up the opportunity to highlight Japan's whaling policies ahead of their Tokyo 2020 bid.

IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympic games

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee Executive Board decided Tuesday at a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games to change things up and add a new sport.

Lance Armstrong to lose Olympic medal after Oprah confession airs

Sydney - Thirteen years after Lance Armstrong won a Olympic bronze medal in Sydney, Australia, news is breaking that once his confession of doping airs, the shamed icon will be asked to give it back.

Lance Armstrong scandal could see cycling dropped from Olympics

The fallout from the scandal involving disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong could see the sport of cycling dropped from the Olympic Games.

Saudi Olympic Judo athlete will compete wearing hijab

The Saudi Arabian female judo entrant to the London Olympics will compete after all, as an acceptable form of headscarf has been agreed upon between the International Judo Federation and the International Olympic Committee.

IOC probes black market Olympic ticket scandal

London - The Associated Press is reporting that the International Olympic Committee has opened an investigation into allegations that representatives from over 50 countries were involved in selling London Olympics tickets on the black market for profit.

'No Olympic Torch for Belfast', demands petition for Lennox

Supporters of the Belfast dog Lennox, held captive for euthanasia, demand that Belfast be denied the honor of the Olympic Torch unless it releases Lennox.

IOC permits 2012 athletes to use Twitter, blogs

Networking heavyweight Twitter has been noticed and picked up by Olympic officials. As such, they are allowing 2012 competitors to document and share their experiences with it.

Female Canadian ski jumpers not giving up on Olympic dream

A group of Canadian ski jumpers have been fighting to have their sport included in the Olympics. Thus far, their attempts have not been successful - but these women are not giving up!

Olympic Committee Investigates Chinese Gymnastic Gold Medalist's Age

The International Olympic Committee has asked for an investigation in the age of the Chinese Gymnastic gold medalist, He Kexin, as well as other members of China's gymnastic team after allegations were made which questioned whether Kexin was eligible.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco and Vladimir Putin with the Olympic Torch (Sochi 2014). A future torchbearer will be a Black Sea endangered bottlenose dolphin captured in the wild.
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