WADA and the IAAF Doping Scandal: Where Do We Go From Here?

WADA and the IAAF Doping Scandal: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the wake of a massive doping scandal and the IAAF’s ruling to suspend Russia from international competition, regulators are now turning their attention towards the future. The sporting world has been waiting to see what the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will do next, and the answer seems to be “not much”. After a meeting […]

Despite the War, Syrian Athletes Find The Strength To Keep Training

Despite the War, Syrian Athletes Find The Strength To Keep Training

For the people of Syria, life has not been the same since 2011. The civil war has torn families apart, destroyed towns and eviscerated any semblance of normalcy in the region. In fighting, terrorism and foreign bombs have decimate the country; yet, despite these conditions, Syrian athletes continue to train. When David Cameron welcomed Syrian athletes to […]

IAAF Doping Scandal: Russia Suspended from International Track and Field Competition

IAAF Doping Scandal: Russia Suspended from International Track and Field Competition

Russia has been officially suspended from international track and field competition after allegations that athletes, trainers, doctors, testing facilities and officials were conspiring to cover up widespread use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). So far, doping has received a tremendous amount of coverage in 2015. According to reports that were leaked earlier this year, the International Association of Athletics […]

5 Olympians Who Became Politicians

5 Olympians Who Became Politicians

Several great athletes have gone from representing their country in international competition to representing their fans in Washington. These are five of the most notable examples of Olympians who became politicians!   #5 – Ralph Metcalfe  Metcalfe was a world-class sprinter. He held the record for the 100-meter dash and was believed to be the world’s fastest […]

Making A Splash: American Swimmer Katie Ledecky Dominates World Championships

Making A Splash:  American Swimmer Katie Ledecky Dominates World Championships

  When your coach tells you to take it easy, you listen to him.  Unless your definition of taking it easy is setting a world record. Such is the case for eighteen-year-old American swimming sensation Katie Ledecky.  Ledecky, after being told by her coach Bruce Gemmell to take it easy during the 1,500 meter freestyle […]