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 […]

Lochte Suspended, Fined And Summoned to Appear In Court

Lochte Suspended, Fined And Summoned to Appear In Court

Following a highly publicized incident in Brazil, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) have suspended swimmer Ryan Lochte. On Thursday, the USOC announced the Lochte has been issued a 10-month suspension from domestic and international competitions and will also forfeit the $100,000 bonus that came with his gold medal. The other three swimmers involved in the incident –  Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger […]

In Iran, Female Athletes Struggle For Equality and Olympic Success

In Iran, Female Athletes Struggle For Equality and Olympic Success

Earlier this week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) published a short piece praising Iranian women’s accomplishments during the Rio Olympics. While only nine of the 63 athletes on the Iranian team were female, it was still a huge victory for women’s liberation in the region. Though many people can say they’re fighting for gender equality, few can say […]

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

In the wake of her suspension from the US Women’s National Team, it appears that Hope Solo’s career may have come to a halt. Following a loss to Sweden in the Olympics, the US goalie was suspended for publicly calling their opponents “a bunch of cowards”. When she learned about the suspension, Solo understandably upset. “Sixth […]