Aug 5, 2016

WADA drops Kenya from non-compliant list

Kenya has been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of “non-compliant” countries, three months after WADA described the nation’s anti-doping regulations as “a complete mess.” WADA said in a statement late Thursday that the new anti-doping legislation introduced by Kenya’s parliament is “now ...

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

| Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

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The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics’ global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia. By leaving it up to international sports federations to determine if Russian athletes who compete ...

Jul 14, 2016

Dallas Cowboys become first franchise worth $4 billion: Forbes

The Dallas Cowboys are the first sports franchise worth $4 billion, according to Forbes. In its annual rankings, Forbes placed the Cowboys ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona after the NFL team had a 25 percent increase in value. Champions League winner Real dropped ...

Jun 14, 2016

IOC, Paralympic organizers finalize deal through 2032

The IOC has reached a new long-term cooperation agreement with organizers of the Paralympics through 2032. The deal was signed Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. The IOC said the accord is aimed at “increasing the visibility of the ...

May 20, 2016

WADA hires McLaren to supervise Sochi investigation

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has appointed Richard McLaren as the independent overseer of an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Reedie issued a statement late Thursday saying McLaren, a long-standing member of the Court of Arbitration for ...

Russian athletes deny doping claims

May 14, 2016

Russian athletes deny doping claims

Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games. Bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and cross-country skier Alexander Legkov were among the athletes accused in a New ...

May 12, 2016

Aichi and Nagoya to mount joint bid for 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura has said the prefecture and its capital, the city of Nagoya, will mount a joint bid to host the 2026 Asian Games. The two bodies will on Friday submit a declaration of their intention to bid for Asia’s quadrennial multisports ...