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 […]

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 […]