Putin And Mutko Respond to Olympic Ban

Putin And Mutko Respond to Olympic Ban

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia was banned from appearing at their 2018 events. Vitaly Mutko, former Sports Minister and current Deputy Prime Minister, has now responded to allegations that he was ultimately responsible for Russia’s “systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules”. According to SBS, Deputy Prime Minister Mutko denied the […]

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 […]

The Russian Doping Scandal Might Interfere With the 2018 World Cup

The Russian Doping Scandal Might Interfere With the 2018 World Cup

According to recent reports, there are now growing fears that fallout from the Russian doping scandal might still impact the 2018 World Cup. FIFA have apparently been trying to arrange talks with Grigory Rodchenkov, a former director of a Moscow anti-doping laboratory that was instrumental in revealing the extent of the Russian doping scandal. The […]

WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that they may lift parts of Russia’s doping suspension. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has been suspended from operation since 2015, following revelations of widespread institutional corruption. Charges levied against RUSADA in the McLaren Report included: Protecting “doped Russian athletes” Creating a “state-directed failsafe system” “Disappearing positive ” […]

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 […]