Contents tagged with Doping
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a "shameful decision" in refusing to invite 15 "justified" athletes and coaches from Russia to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
"The IOC Commission has adopted a shameful decision. Unjust and unlawful. Immoral and politically motivated. By denying our athletes, whose rights were reinstated by a sports court designed specifically to resolve such disputable situations, the …
Former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov said that Putin may have had a role in the doping scandal.
A full version of the program by Seppelt, who has shot several films on doping problems in Russia, is scheduled to be released on the night of January 30. Several hours earlier, ARD uploaded a trailer to YouTube announcing an interview with WADA informant Grigory Rodchenkov, who is now hiding in New York.
The trailer contains a recording of Rodchenkov claiming that …
Due to the doping scandal, the International Olympic Committee has banned many top Russian athletes from participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in Peongchang even under a neutral flag. Those who will not make it to the games include six times Olympic champion, 20-times world champion and primary contender for victory in the short-track speed skating contest Viktor Ahn, Russia’s top biathlete Anton Shipulin, and Russia’s top cross-country skier Sergei Ustiugov.
As reported by the French news …
The Council of the Federation of Russia prepared a preliminary version of a list of those implicated in Russia’s ouster from the 2018 Olympics, and sanctions are being prepared against them.
Included on the list, according to the media outlet RBK Group – citing two sources in the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament – are the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie, U.S. Attorney General Robert Mueller, head of the WADA commission to investigate charges of doping at the …
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has agreed to pay $15 million to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the development of a global anti-doping system, as stated by the head of the ROC, Alexander Zhukov, reports TASS news agency.
"We will pay. There is a contractual process currently in process with the IOC, and a payment deadline will be established," he reported.
On December 5, 2017, the IOC Executive Committee decided to suspend the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, …
The Russian Minister of Sport, Pavel Kolobkov, has told journalists that his ministry will organize and carry out separate games for athletes banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea.
Kolobkov said the competition will not seek to obtain a new Olympic Games status because the exclusive rights to conduct the Olympics were owned by the International Olympic Committee.
“Currently we are considering organizing a number of competitions and inviting foreign colleagues. We …
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sent the names of 300 Russian athletes suspected of doping to the international sports federations, Deutsche Welle reports.
On Thursday, December 14th, the sports British edition, Inside the Games, reported that the names of 300 athletes, including the representatives of both summer and winter sports and those who want to participate in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, had been selected from a list of 10,000 names available to informant Grigory Rodchenkov. …
The Canadian biathlon team has written a letter to the President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), Anders Besseberg, informing the Union that the athletes intend to boycott the IBU World Cup in Tyumen, Russia, reported the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
The reasoning for the boycott is the refusal of the IBU to punish the Russian team for numerous violations of anti-doping regulations discovered by the International Olympic Committee.
"The occurrence of high-level IBU events in Russia is …
Russian Federation authorities tried to spy on the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while it was investigating the systematic use of doping by Russian athletes, the Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, Samuel Schmid, said in an interview with Aargauer Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, December 9th, DW reports.
“But before we get to work we have taken precautionary measures,” the former head of the Department of Defense and former President of the Swiss …
The Kremlin will not interfere with Russian athletes participating under a neutral flag in the 2018 Olympics, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with workers at GAZ car plant in Nizhny Novgorod.According to him, the Russian authorities “themselves provided grounds” for the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the national team from the Olympic Games. At the same time, as Putin put it, the IOC has acted “not quite honestly” with the Russian athletes, …