It's been a year since Germany's parliament approved an anti-doping law. Athletes, coaches, and managers who use or acquire banned performance-enhancing substances could face large fines or even prison. How effective has the law been?
From now on, German eSports will be supported by a national association. Can eSports become an actual sport in Germany? Violent games are still causing trouble in that regard.
German sports journalists have named the best athletes and the best team of the year, with biathlete Laura Dahlmeier, Nordic combined skier Johannes Rydzek and a beach volleyball duo leading the pack.
Russia is to analyze the decision to ban the country from the Olympics before reponding, according a Kremlin spokesman. Russia says its priority is now with its athletes, some of whom have already asked for leniency.
The International Olympic Committee has banned 22 Russians for life for doping, with three bobsledders the latest to be sanctioned on Wednesday. But a German lawyer defending one doper says all is not what it seems.
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