Michael Phelps Testifies Before Congress

Michael Phelps Testifies Before Congress

On February 27th, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps testified during a house hearing on doping in sports. The hearing was conducted by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Phelps delivered three pages of testimony. Here are some highlights from his portion of the hearing: “[Rio was] unique because of increased doping concerns. […]

Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Female Chess Champion Sick of Gender Divide

Earlier this week, Chess grandmaster Hou Yifan threw a tournament match after just five moves because she was sick of playing against other women. Hou is currently the World Chess Federation’s top ranked female chess player and she’s developed quite the reputation for herself over the years. She first became a grandmaster at age twelve and, as a teenager, she […]

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

During a special summit on January 10, the heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) came together in calling for Russia to be banned from international competition until a new anti-doping system can be put in place. The NADO groups laid out their position in a joint statement: “it is imperative that those responsible for Russia’s […]

IWF Weightlifters Stripped of Medals, China Faces Suspension

IWF Weightlifters Stripped of Medals, China Faces Suspension

Several weightlifters were stripped of their medals this week following the discovery of PED use during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is trying to clean-up their act in the wake of the massive doping scandal that’s rocked the entire Olympic community over the last two years. As part of this effort, the IWF […]

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

The Football Association (FA) is the body that governs men’s, women’s and youth football* in England. They’ve been responsible for regulating the sport for over 100 years. In it’s long history, the organization has been accused of many transgressions, but in the past few years they’ve been under almost constant scrutiny for their handling of homophobic hate-speech. […]

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