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 […]

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 […]

Vitaly Mutko’s Shocking Rise To The Top

Vitaly Mutko’s Shocking Rise To The Top

In March, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko condemned the reports of widespread corruption in Russian athletics as a political tool. “There is tremendous pressure on decision-makers in track-and-field events and the Russian anti-doping system. There is an impact, of course. If you hear about endless things about the Russians with your morning Sunday Times and […]

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 […]

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