Moving Forward: Overcoming the Doping Problem in Professional Athletics

Moving Forward: Overcoming the Doping Problem in Professional Athletics

Today, the Russian Athletics Federation announced that marathon runner Albina Mayorova has been suspended for four years as a result of tests she took last year. The Russian doping scandal dominated the news-cycle in 2016 and we are seeing similar problems in competitive athletics across the board. Five years after Lance Armstrong’s doping bust, the UK Anti Doping agency […]

FairSport Will Provide Legal Aid for Anti-Doping Whistleblowers

FairSport Will Provide Legal Aid for Anti-Doping Whistleblowers

There’s a new organization offering legal aid and financial support for whistleblowers seeking to “unmask doping” in professional sports. FairSport, a non-profit working in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), say their goal is to “support confidential sources who speak up to unmask doping, and educate the global public on the value of honesty and integrity […]

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 […]

UK Athletics releases “A Manifesto for Clean Athletics”, calls for reseting world records

UK Athletics releases “A Manifesto for Clean Athletics”, calls for reseting world records

In the wake of a massive doping scandal that left the international sporting community shaken to its core, one regulatory group is now calling for all previous world records to be reset. UK Athletics is a British regulatory group responsible for overseeing athletic affairs in the United Kingdom. Earlier this week, the organization released their 14 point plan […]