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 […]

Russian Doping Update: WADA Clears 95 Athletes

Russian Doping Update: WADA Clears 95 Athletes

Earlier this month, the World Anti-Doping Agency cleared 95 Russian athletes whose cases were being reviewed following the “Russian doping scandal”. Speaking on the recent developments, WADA’s director general Olivier Niggli told The New York Times: “The available evidence was insufficient to support the assertion of an antidoping rule violation against these 95 athletes. The […]

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 […]

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