The International Olympic Committee on Monday refused to recognise the election of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's son Viktor as head of the country's Olympic Committee. With both father and son having already been banned from attending the Olympic Games as part of provisional measures taken by the IOC in December, the Olympic body said it did not recognise Viktor's Feb. 26 election to the top position of the national Olympic Committee (NOC). "The IOC also noted with great disappointment that the NOC had failed to fully address ... that the previous leadership ... had not appropriately protected the Belarusian athletes from political discrimination," the IOC said in a statement.
Margaret Abbott became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic title, but she didn't know it while competing in golf at the 1900 Paris Games.
Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands won all five events at the world short track speed skating championships, thinking of late teammate Lara van Ruijven.