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 ...

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Aug 17, 2016

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested International Olympic Committee executive member Patrick Hickey over alleged illegal sales of Rio Olympics tickets. Police said in a statement that Hickey, the 71-year-old head of the European Olympic Committees as well as the Irish national committee, was detained ...

Aug 17, 2016

Russia stripped of women's relay gold from Beijing Games

Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after one of its female runners tested positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples. Sprinter Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for two drugs — stanozolol and turinabol ...

Iranian fan allowed to hold sign at volleyball venue

Aug 16, 2016

Iranian fan allowed to hold sign at volleyball venue

Iranian sports fan and activist Darya Safai returned to the Olympic volleyball venue Monday repeating her message and hoping the whole world hears: “Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums.” After discussions with about a half-dozen venue officials leading up to the Iran men’s team’s ...

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 ...

Aug 9, 2016

Bach vows to push for doping bans

The IOC will keep trying to enforce a rule that would prevent former doping cheats from competing in future Olympics. In an interview with The Associated Press, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday that he will make a third attempt to push through an ...

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 ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

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For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

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 ...

McLaren attacks IOC 'spin' on Russian doping report

Aug 5, 2016

McLaren attacks IOC 'spin' on Russian doping report

Anti-doping investigation leader Richard McLaren has accused the IOC of twisting the conclusions of his bombshell report on state-run substance abuse in Russia. The Canadian lawyer, clearly frustrated at reactions to his work, told The Guardian newspaper “people have misconstrued what went into that ...