Sep 29, 2016

WADA claims electronic database is safe

Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world’s leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its overall electronic database is safe. The system, known under the acronym ADAMS, was targeted by a group of hackers known as Fancy Bears, who ...

Sep 15, 2016

WADA reveals hackers strike again

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week. WADA said in a statement the hackers released data of 25 athletes from the ...

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Aug 21, 2016

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Britain’s Mo Farah sought to distance himself from drug-tainted Somali coach Jama Aden following victory in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, who became the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns on Saturday, denied being ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

Aug 13, 2016

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes center stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another likely showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of track and field will be on the line. Twelve months ago, when Bolt ...

Aug 13, 2016

WADA, CAS are target of hackers

The World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport said they have been targeted by hackers, with an attempt made to obtain access credentials for the database which tracks athletes for drug testing. WADA said it learned “this week,” during the Rio Olympics, ...

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Aug 6, 2016

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Senior IOC member Dick Pound on Saturday slammed the International Olympic Committee’s lack of “moral leadership” over the Russia doping crisis and said the organization now faces a battle to restore its credibility. Pound, the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), declared ...

Aug 5, 2016

IOC clears 271 Russians for Rio Olympics

An International Olympic Committee panel of review on Thursday finally handed down a decision about which athletes would be permitted to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, just 24 hours before the Games opening ceremony. The IOC release reads: “271 athletes will form the ...