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YELENA ISINBAYEVA RUMORS

The Latest: Yelena Isinbayeva appeals for clean athletes

LONDON (AP) The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local): --- 5:35 p.m. Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva says it would be unfair for track's governing body to ban innocent athletes. Isinbayeva, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Games, wrote a letter published on the Russian track federation's website hours before...
Via Associated Press
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva's coach appeals for Olympic place

MOSCOW (AP) With Russia's track and field team facing exclusion from next year's Olympics, the coach of pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva says banning the entire team would unjustly punish clean athletes. The sport's governing body is scheduled to decide Friday whether to suspend Russia, the first step toward preventing the country from competing on the track at the Olympics...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva to make comeback ahead of Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is planning to make a comeback ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has not competed since winning her third world championship title in Moscow in 2013, taking time out to have her first child. Her daughter was born in June 2014. On Tuesday, Moscow's CSKA athletics club celebrated...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Putin for Plushenko

Of all of the events that Russian President Vladimir Putin could have attended, he chose the one that brought Russia its first gold medal. The new team event at the Sochi Games had been largely perceived as Evgeni Plushenko's best chance to win Olympic gold. It attracted a crowd of Russian Olympic champions and Putin, who wore red fleece bearing the logos of two Russian companies...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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