Contents tagged with sports

  • WADA refuses to lift suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency

    The Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA decided not to restore the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency or RUSADA.

    Leaving in force the decision on RUSADA, the Foundation Board noted the absence among Russian sports functionaries of the "unconditional recognition of the conclusions from the McLaren report," the BBC reports.

    RUSADA activity was suspended in November 2015 after the independent WADA commission published a report that revealed a state-supported system of …

  • Media: Foreign athletes refuse to take part in sport events in Crimea

    Foreigners are refusing to participate in the Cliff Diving World Cup in the Russian-annexed Crimea. Thus, Colombian diver Orlando Duque and Mexican diver Jonathan Paredes will not come to the peninsula because of warnings issued by Ukraine, as reported by RIA Crimea citing the competition’s organizers.

    "In 2014, we encountered a similar situation when we held downhill competitions, so this year we tried not to advertise our event for as long as possible, although it is decreases participation …

  • Russia will lose the right to host the Biathlon World Championships in 2021

    The International Biathlon Union (IBU) urged the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) to voluntarily forfeit the right to host the Biathlon World Championships in 2021 in Tyumen before February 24th. Otherwise, the IBU will unilaterally deprive the Russian Federation of this right. The decision was made at an Extraordinary Congress of the International Biathlon Union on Wednesday, February 8th, in Fieberbrunn, Austria. Also, a new venue for the World Championships 2021 will be determined in September 20 …