Sports Minister Believes Russia is Being Unfairly Targeted in Anti-Doping Investigations

Sports Minister Believes Russia is Being Unfairly Targeted in Anti-Doping Investigations

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko sat down with RT this week to vent about the country’s suspension by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Russia has been banned from international track and field competition since November, 2015. The suspension was enacted following the revelation that Russian athletes had suspicious results in almost 100 drug tests administered by the International Association of Athletics […]

Elena Delle Donne talks Rio and the state of the WNBA

Elena Delle Donne talks Rio and the state of the WNBA

Elena Delle Donne appeared with Kevin Durant earlier today to unveil the new USA Basketball jerseys. She also made a live appearance on Sports Illustrated’s Facebook page, showing off the new Nike jerseys and discussing her hopes for the team in Rio this summer. “The twelve man roster has not been named yet, so we’re still kind of waiting on that,” […]

Team USA will now feature their first athlete to compete in a hijab

Team USA will now feature their first athlete to compete in a hijab

Professional fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad has officially qualified for the Olympics and is now set to become the first US athlete to compete in a hijab. Ibtihaj sat down with Buzzfeed earlier this month to talk about her impact on the sport. “Historically, it’s always been a white sport reserved for people with money,” she said. “I […]

New regulations allow transgender athletes to compete in the Olympics

New regulations allow transgender athletes to compete in the Olympics

On Monday, January 25, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) updated their regulations to allow some transgender athletes to compete without having reassignment surgery. The IOC first layer out their agenda during a consensus meeting in November, 2015. In summarizing their position, representatives stated: “there has been a growing recognition of the importance of autonomy of gender identity in […]

UK Athletics releases “A Manifesto for Clean Athletics”, calls for reseting world records

UK Athletics releases “A Manifesto for Clean Athletics”, calls for reseting world records

In the wake of a massive doping scandal that left the international sporting community shaken to its core, one regulatory group is now calling for all previous world records to be reset. UK Athletics is a British regulatory group responsible for overseeing athletic affairs in the United Kingdom. Earlier this week, the organization released their 14 point plan […]

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