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 […]

US Sliders Plan Boycott for Skeleton Championship in Sochi

US Sliders Plan Boycott for Skeleton Championship in Sochi

In response to the handling of the Russian doping scandal, US skeleton athletes may consider boycotting next year’s championship in Sochi. First of all, for people like me who might not be as aware of winter sports: “Skeleton” is an event that’s very similar to single-person luge. In Skeleton, however, the athletes (called “sliders“) ride with their […]

UN Consider Banning North Korea From International Competition

UN Consider Banning North Korea From International Competition

The United Nation’s is now considering banning North Korea (DPRK) from international sporting events until they improve their record on human rights.  Among the UN’s laundry list of complaints are accusations of imprisoning political dissidents, operating labor camps and the summary executing their citizens. The DPRK have a long history of questionable human rights practices, but the internal […]

WADA Hack Brings Up Old Questions About the Therapeutic Use Exemption

WADA Hack Brings Up Old Questions About the Therapeutic Use Exemption

In the wake of the WADA hacking scandals, a new focus has been placed on the efficacy of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs). Since hackers released the medical records of several athletes with TUEs, many people have begun to question how easily they can be attained and whether the system needs reform. One person whose interest was […]

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