NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

During a special summit on January 10, the heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) came together in calling for Russia to be banned from international competition until a new anti-doping system can be put in place. The NADO groups laid out their position in a joint statement: “it is imperative that those responsible for Russia’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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