Sports World: Belated golds for Belgian relay team

Belated golds for Belgian relay team

BRUSSELS • The Belgian relay quartet of Kim Gevaert, Elodie Ouedraogo, Hanna Marien and Olivia Borlee belatedly received gold medals on Friday from the 2008 Olympics after a Russian sprinter tested positive for drugs.

Belgium were upgraded to gold after the International Olympic Committee stripped Russia of its gold medal in the women's 4x100m relay.

Yulia Chermoshanskaya had tested positive for the steroids stanozolol and turinabol in a re-analysis of her doping samples.


Life ban for ex-Concacaf president

ZURICH • Former Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from all football-related activities for life by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa's ethics committee, world football's governing body confirmed on Friday.

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. He was also fined 1 million Swiss francs (S$1.39 million).


All Blacks ease past Pumas 57-22

HAMILTON • New Zealand beat Argentina 57-22 in their third-round Rugby Championship match in Hamilton yesterday to remain unbeaten in the tournament.

The All Blacks, who have never lost to Argentina, led 24-19 at half-time and scored eight tries to one.

They will host South Africa next week in Christchurch, while the Argentinians travel to Perth to face the Wallabies.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 11, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe