Two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover is making another comeback in a bid to qualify for a fourth Summer Games, saying she will be representing a “whole community of parents" in elite sport. The 36-year-old Glover won a gold medal in the coxless pair in 2012 and 2016, then reversed a decision to retire to place fourth at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 — one year after giving birth to twins. Now, Glover — a mother of three — wants to return to the water again ahead of next year's Paris Games, saying she still feels the need to be challenged.
Russia cannot qualify full Olympic gymnastics teams for the 2024 Paris Games under current rules, missing a deadline that passed Tuesday.
Kanak Jha, the U.S.' top-ranked singles table tennis player, was given a backdated one-year ban for missing drug tests.
World Athletics are likely to tighten rules around the participation of transgender women in female competition in a charged meeting of its decision-making body Thursday that should also see the doping ban on Russia lifted.The proposals will be discussed and put to the vote at the meeting of World Athletics' Council that starts Tuesday in Monaco, with any decisions published on Thursday.