Russian doping scandal

Russian doping scandal

January 24, 2019

Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on WADA Executive Committee Decision to Maintain RUSADA Compliance

“The decision to keep Russia compliant despite them missing the deadline and before any of the data has been verified as accurate was unfortunately expected."
July 26, 2016

Whistleblowers Yuliya And Vitaly Stepanova Issue Statement On "Unfair" IOC Decision To Exclude Yuliya From Rio

The Stepanov's say the IOC made an "unfair decision based on wrong and untrue information" and reveal that Stepanova told the IOC she would have been willing to race under the Russian flag. She has asked the IOC to reconsider their decision. *2nd article *The Guardian: Whistleblower Stepanova Hits Out At IOC After Being Banned From Rio *Sign Petition To Get Stepanova Into Rio
June 28, 2016

Recommended Watch: Last Week Tonight's John Oliver Targets Doping Scandals

Oliver gives a funny recap of the current doping scandals plaguing professional sports. *USA Today: John Oliver Destroys Olympic Drug Testing Amid Doping Scandal *MB: John Oliver's HBO show just nailed Doping.
June 18, 2016

Russian Ban Remains: 9 Takeaways From IAAF Press Conference

Yesterday the IAAF voted unanimously to maintain Russia's ban from international track and field competition ahead of the Rio Olympics. We've pull out the most important/interesting details that came out of the press conference with Seb Coe and the independent task force leader, Rune Andersen.
June 17, 2016

D-Day For Russia: Post-IAAF Council Meeting Press Conference Live Stream

The IAAF Meets today in Vienna to decide Russia's Rio fate. Come here at 11AM ET to watch the post-meeting press conference.
April 13, 2016

WTW: Dennis Mitchell And USATF, Shaq Goes 1:44.99, Nick Symmonds 2.0?, Hurdle Stars Keni Harrison And Devon Allen, Meet The Lyles Brothers, And The Indoor Marathon

We recap the week that was from the track, the boardroom, the bedroom, and even the indoor marathon.
January 15, 2016

Anti-Doping Experts Michael Ashenden and Robin Parisotto Issue Statements In Response to WADA IC Report - Both Men Are Willing To Let Seb Coe Lead The IAAF Moving Forward

Both men found encouraging aspects in the WADA report, and in the end, both took the high road and concluded their statements by saying they are willing to let Seb Coe lead the IAAF.
January 14, 2016

Video: Seb Coe Gets Grilled By CNN Over State Of The Sport And His Past With The IAAF

Watch as CNN's Amanda Davies grills Coe with questions and jumps on him for giving unsatisfying answers.
January 13, 2016

IAAF Taskforce Concludes Its First Visit To Russia

The next step is the Russian Federation's elections this weekend and then another visit by the IAAF Taskforce. A Russian spokesperson said, “We are glad to have had the opportunity to meet with the IAAF Taskforce for constructive and professional discussions. We are committed to working with Rune Andersen and his colleagues moving forward to meet all IAAF requirements.”
December 28, 2015

Official Bids Received For Hosting 2016 IAAF Events

There are several countries interested in teh World Race Walking Team Champs, but only Poland is bidding for World Juniors.
December 18, 2015

Report: Lamine Diack Has Confessed to Seeking 1.5 Million Euros from Russian Athletics Federation; Has Admitted That The IAAF Intentionally Slowed Doping Cases Involving Russian Athletes

The IAAF corruption case just got weirder as French newspaper Le Monde reports that Diack told French police he needed the money to fund opposition to Senegal's then-president, Abdoulaye Wade, during the country's 2012 elections. *MB: Diack confesses to soliciting bribes from Russia.