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Isinbayeva’s Olympic role in doubt

The IOC will consider dropping Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva as an Olympic ambassador following her comments about gay people, IOC president Jacques Rogge said Wednesday. But Rogge said the IOC has no power to inffluence Russia on its anti-gay legislation. Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality,…

Isinbayeva credits coach

Watching her every move like a hawk from his front row seat in the Luzhniki Stadium, Yefgeny Trofimov never lost faith that Yelena Isinbayeva could rise again. The white-haired and moustachioed coach was there when the Russian began her journey to pole vault greatness as a 15-year-old, and it was…

Bubka hoping Isinbayeva bows out in style

MOSCOW: Men’s pole vault legend Sergey Bubka said on Saturday he is hoping double Olympic women’s pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will end her major championship career in spectacular style with world title gold. Bubka, who is the head of the organising committee of the world championships in Moscow, said…