Russia is confident that most of its Olympic team will be able to compete in Rio de Janeiro, but its efforts to reinstate banned athletes are a mixed bag. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Friday told local media that 272 of the country’s athletes had been approved by international sports federations, out of an original team of 387, adding that the number could rise. More than 100 Russian athletes have been excluded by sports federations, including a blanket ban on the track and field team.
Amsterdam, City of Sports With its long sports tradition, Amsterdam accommodates a range of international sports events each year. These range from the TCS Amsterdam Marathon or Dam tot Damloop for thousands of running enthusiasts to Jumping Amsterdam, an international equestrian event for dressage and jumping.
World champion Marc Marquez continued his perfect start to the season by winning the Spanish MotoGP for the first time at Jerez on Sunday. The 21-year-old won his 36th Grand Prix in just his 100th race with seven-time world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi second on a Yamaha, just ahead of Marquez's compatriot and Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa. #MotoGP #champion #Valentino #Rossi