The International Olympic Committee has rejected clarion
calls for Russia to be banned from the Rio Olympics over the
nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by
ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left
to the international sports federations.
British enthusiasts have launched a bid for the ancient sport
of jousting, in which riders in steel armour charge and try
to knock each other off their horses with a 12-foot pole, to
be made an Olympic sport.