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 […]

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 […]

Rio Police Officially Charge Lochte with Falsely Reporting a Crime

Rio Police Officially Charge Lochte with Falsely Reporting a Crime

On Thursday afternoon, the Brazilian police recommended that prosecutors file charges against Ryan Lochte for falsifying testimony about an alleged armed robbery. Later that evening, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that “The investigation was concluded… and Olympic American swimmer Ryan Lochte was indicted for the crime of falsely reporting a crime.” According to The Associated Press, Rio de Janeiro’s […]

Dear Michael Phelps: Cupping is Not A ‘Recovery Method’

Dear Michael Phelps: Cupping is Not A ‘Recovery Method’

So far, during the Rio Olympics, athletes like Michael Phelps, Alexander Naddour, Natalie Coughlin and Pavel Sankovich have all chosen to promote a practice call “cupping”. For those who don’t know yet: Cupping Therapy is “a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction,” and it’s responsible for the […]

Rio’s Opening Ceremonies Mark The Beginning of An Already Tumultuous Olympic Games

Rio’s Opening Ceremonies Mark The Beginning of An Already Tumultuous Olympic Games

Tonight was the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Samba music filled the air, Gisele Bundchen danced down the runway and fireworks burned the words “Rio” into the sky above the crowd. It was a celebration filled with all the usual flair we’ve come to expect from these events, and tomorrow the competitions will begin with cycling, swimming and […]

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