Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially banned Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. The IOC say they made the decision after The Schmid Report confirmed that there was “systemic manipulation  of the anti-doping rules” by the Russian government during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The results of the Schmid Report found [via Reuters]: “Russian […]

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. […]

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 […]

McLaren Report Supports Allegations of State-Sponsored Doping In Russia

McLaren Report Supports Allegations of State-Sponsored Doping In Russia

According to a new report from Richard McLaren, over 1,000 Russian athletes, benefited from the state-sponsored doping programs, including several Olympic gold medalists. McLaren is a Canadian sports lawyer, one of three men on the WADA Commission assembled to investigate allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. McLaren previously assisted Senator George Mitchell (D-MN) during his 2007 examination of […]

U.S. Justice Department Will Investigate Claims of State-Sponsored Doping Among Russian Athletes

U.S. Justice Department Will Investigate Claims of State-Sponsored Doping Among Russian Athletes

The United States Department of Justice has officially opened an investigation into state-sponsored doping in Russia. This decision comes after repeated accusations made by whisteblower Vitaly Stepanov were featured on a recent installment of “60 Minutes“.  Stepanov’s allegations first came to light in 2014, when he went public with claims that Russian Athletics had systematically enabled and […]