Case Dismissed: Lochte’s Brazilian Nightmare Finally Ends

Case Dismissed: Lochte’s Brazilian Nightmare Finally Ends

It’s been almost one entire year since Olympic gold-medal winner Ryan Lochte was suspended, fined and summoned to appear in a Brazilian court for falsifying a police report. Now, eleven month later, an appellate court in Brazil has finally dismissing the case, concluding that Lochte had not broken the law. It all began when Lochte […]

IMD: Olympic Committee Needs Independent Ethics Commission

IMD: Olympic Committee Needs Independent Ethics Commission

In 2015, The International Institute for Management Development  (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland was commissioned to draft a report on the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  This report came out on Monday and outlined 33 recommendations for improving the IOC. One major area of concern was the Olympic Solidarity Commission, who are in charge of allocating over $500 […]

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 […]