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The Kiwi swimmer and former Olympian has launched a scathing attack on Russia following the IOC decision to let them compete despite failed drugs tests.

'When you’re in the sport, you know who the cheats are' – Moss Burmester's take on Russian doping scandal

The Kiwi swimmer and former Olympian has launched a scathing attack on Russia following the IOC decision to let them compete despite failed drugs tests.

This follows revelations in a damning report that Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme on its Olympic athletes.

'We feel 100 per cent welcome' - NZ Olympic team arrive in Rio

Kiwi team's arrive at Olympic village ahead of Rio games.

The Olympic Village - Rio de Janeiro

Fire in Olympic village sees Australian team evacuated

Fire the latest problem after troublesome week for Australian Olympic team.

Weightlifting the latest sport to ban Russia from Rio Olympics

Weightlifting following Athletic's lead by excluding Russian athletes after doping offences.

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Blow for 'gutted' Val Adams as coach pulls out of Rio

Adams will try to win a third gold medal without her long-time coach Jean Pierre.

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It's hoped the changes will make swimming more engaging as well as increasing the chances of success at top level events.

Swimming NZ changing national competitions to keep younger contenders interested

It's hoped the changes will give swimming more success at top level events.

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"Today's decision was an opportunity for our organisation to stand up and be strong on this issue and they have let us down at the last minute."

Rowing NZ devastated by governing body's decision to retain Russian Olympic crew

"Today's decision was an opportunity for our organisation to stand up and be strong on this issue and they have let us down at the last minute."

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Oakland Athletics' pitcher Sean Doolittle stopped in his tracks to play an imaginary game of baseball with a young fan.

Adorable young kid has no clue he's playing baseball with a professional MLB player

Oakland Athletics' pitcher Sean Doolittle stopped in his tracks to play an imaginary game of baseball with a young fan.

Kiwi rowing four misses out on Rio Olympics after Russia confirms entry

Russia has decided to fill its boat with athletes judged to be clean.

Aussie news crew attacked by transvestites at Rio's Copacabana Beach

"We walked by a group of transvestites, and one immediately went for my cameraman."

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Alexander Dimitrenko cunningly side-stepped a question about how Joseph Parker will get on the inside in their bout on October 1.

'Do you want the keys to my house as well?': Dimitrenko refuses to give away strategy

Dimitrenko cunningly side-stepped a question about how Parker will get on the inside in their bout on October 1.

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Dimitrenko is in the country to endorse and promote their bout on October 1 at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.

'I'll let my fists do the talking': Dimitrenko unfazed by Parker's speed

Alexander Dimitrenko is in the country to endorse and promote his bout with Joseph Parker on October 1 in Manukau.

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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke accept that there's little they can do about the state of the Olympic courses.

Opinion: Has sport got the power to wash away Rio's reputation?

The constant tidal wave of bad news threatens to ruin everything good about the Olympics, writes Dave Agnew.

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Matt Smith's 731 sheep in nine hours fleeced the previous mark set in 2007.

Shear tenacity earns world record for Kiwi-born sheep farmer

Matt Smith's 731 sheep in nine hours fleeced the previous mark set in 2007.

Fines, draft picks on the line as NFL promises to get tough on concussions

Teams designate someone to monitor the implementation of concussion protocol.

NZ men's coxless four waiting nervously over Olympics spot

Two athletes from the Russian boat have been banned, but it can still possibly put a crew together.

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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke accept that there's little they can do about the state of the Olympic courses.

'It's not Auckland harbour': Rio sewage a concern for Kiwi Olympic sailors

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke accept that there's little they can do about the state of the Olympic courses.

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Time to relax for the NZ champ before training begins in Las Vegas in two weeks.

'Enjoy the sun and drink some coconuts': Parker takes Samoan holiday before Dimitrenko bout

Time to relax for the NZ champ before training begins in Las Vegas in two weeks.

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Reports suggest Brock Lesnar will face no penalty despite failing a doping test after fighting Kiwi heavyweight.

'Throw this stupid Samoan under the bus': Mark Hunt unleashes on UFC again over Brock Lesnar

Reports suggest Brock Lesnar will face no penalty despite failing a doping test after fighting Kiwi heavyweight.

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The Kiwi boxer's trainer, Kevin Barry, says in order for him to become a champion, he has to be able to beat taller, longer-reaching opponents.

'Every fight we take is to prepare for Anthony Joshua' - Joseph Parker's next bout designed to push him

Kevin Barry says Parker has to be able to beat taller, longer-reaching opponents.

Watch: Joseph Parker's next opponent is a GIANT 6ft 7" Ukrainian threat - with a sparkling record

Alex Dimitrenko is an ex-European champ - and he's bigger than Anthony Joshua.

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The former NZ Olympian has called on clean medal winners not share the podium with Russian athletes.

'I've received some hate mail' - Moss Burmester targeted after calling for Rio protest against Russia

Former NZ Olympian says clean medal winners shouldn't share podium with Russians.

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Organisers have promised extra cleaners and maintenance staff will try and fix the problems within 48 hours.

Kiwi Olympians greeted by problems at Rio village, unfazed as tradesmen called in

"We had to get the plumbers in. We needed to check all the lights were working."

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Moss Burmester swam for NZ at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and has labelled the decision to allow Russia's athletes to compete in Rio 'a complete sellout.'

'Don't share the podium with Russians': NZ Olympic star calls on medal-winning athletes to boycott Russians

Moss Burmester labels the IOC's Russian decision a "joke" and "a complete sellout", while calling for drastic action.

'I feel like giving them a kangaroo so they feel at home' - Rio mayor's dig at Aussies over athletes' village criticism

The Australian Olympic Committee failed to see the light side of the matter though.

This follows revelations in a damning report that Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme on its Olympic athletes.

Rio-based Kiwi athlete says he was kidnapped, forced to handover cash

"What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics!" posted Jason Lee.

M1X Mens Single Sculls - Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand, 17 June 2016.
World Rowing Cup III in Poznan, Poland. 16-19 June 2016.
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'You can't expect perfect' - Kiwi Olympians at ease over athletes' village conditions

Mahe Drysdale says there's just a few finishing touches to be made.

'Water came flooding down the walls' - Aussie Olympic team refuses to move into Rio accommodation

The village opened yesterday, but it seems there are still some rough edges.

Chris Froome claims third Tour de France title in four years

The British cyclist enjoyed a procession of celebration on the final stage in Paris.

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Global federations will decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports.

IOC decides against full ban on Russian athletes

Global federations will decide which athletes to accept in their sports

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