WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that they may lift parts of Russia’s doping suspension. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has been suspended from operation since 2015, following revelations of widespread institutional corruption. Charges levied against RUSADA in the McLaren Report included: Protecting “doped Russian athletes” Creating a “state-directed failsafe system” “Disappearing positive ” test results Per […]

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. […]

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 […]

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