Experts continue search for WADA hackers

Sep 17, 2016

Experts continue search for WADA hackers

Medical data from some of the world’s leading athletes has been posted to the web and the World Anti-Doping Agency says Russians are to blame. Even the hackers seem to agree, adopting the name “Fancy Bears” — a moniker long associated with the Kremlin’s ...

Sep 13, 2016

IOC won't sanction swimmer Lochte

Ryan Lochte will not receive separate punishment from the International Olympic Committee for lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Games. The IOC said it is “adequate” that United States team officials have already banned the swimmer for 10 months ...

Sep 7, 2016

Brazil charges IOC's Hickey

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against a high-ranking Olympic official in connection to a ticket-scalping case that unfolded during last month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Marcos Kac, a state prosecutor, said on Tuesday he decided to charge Olympic Council of Ireland President ...

Sep 7, 2016

Bach to miss Paralympic opening ceremony

IOC President Thomas Bach will miss Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in order to attend a state event in Germany. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that Bach would attend the official state mourning ceremony on Wednesday for Walter Scheel, the former ...

Aug 16, 2016

IOC punishes Egyptian who refusesd to shake Israeli's hand

An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics, officials said Monday. The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

Aug 1, 2016

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

IOC president Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia’s entire team from the Rio Games, declaring Sunday that the doping crisis won’t damage the Olympic body’s credibility and taking a swipe at global anti-doping officials for failing to act sooner against state-sponsored ...

Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who ...