Two powerlifters have been banned for two years each for failing doping tests, bringing to four the number of athletes caught using illegal substances leading up to the Beijing Paralympics.
Lisa Leslie set an U.S. Olympic record, going 7-for-7 from the field as the women's team continued its unblemished run through the Beijing Games with a 97-41 victory against Mali.
FIFA disagrees with the World Anti-Doping Agency over automatic two-year bans for first-time doping offenders, referring the dispute to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
South Korea advanced to the quarter-finals at the Athens Olympics on Tuesday after a bizarre own goal from Adama Tamboura gave them a 3-3 draw with Mali.
Outsider Mali held Mexico to a 0-0 tie on the opening day of soccer action at the Olympics to keep alive Africa's bid for a third triumph in a row.