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 […]

Israel and Pakistan Competing for A Spot in The World Baseball Classic

Israel and Pakistan Competing for A Spot in The World Baseball Classic

The Pakistani national baseball team had it’s first workout in the United States on Tuesday. They’re here for the final qualifying round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and they’re currently competing for a spot alongside Brazil, Great Britain and Israel. The winners in this round will make it to the official tournament in Tokyo […]

Hackers Target More Athletes, Highlight Tensions Between NATO and Russia

Hackers Target More Athletes, Highlight Tensions Between NATO and Russia

The “Fancy Bears” hacking group, also known as “Tsar Team” or “APT28”, have targeted even more Olympic athletes this week. Previously, the hackers  leaked medical records belonging to several US Olympians, including Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne, and both of the Williams sisters. In the follow-up release, they’ve begun to target international athletes as well, including Mo Farah and […]

Russian Hackers Target US Olympic Team

Russian Hackers Target US Olympic Team

  It appears that Russian hackers have leaked the medical records of several US Olympians, including Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne, and both of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena. The hackers claim that each of the athletes they  targeted, all of whom were taking prescribed medications, were technically doping. As the BBC noted: “The hack appears to be an act […]