Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Olympics Dec 27, 2019

Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Russia has confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now ...

Olympics Dec 19, 2019

Russia appeals four-year doping ban

Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA will appeal the four-year ban from major sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics handed to the country over allegations of state-sponsored doping and repeated cover-up attempts, Tass news agency reported Thursday. RUSADA's supervisory committee decided Thursday to file an appeal ...

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Olympics Nov 28, 2019

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping cover-up as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday made a bombshell recommendation for ...

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Olympics Oct 23, 2019

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Russia's anti-doping chief is predicting a lengthy Olympic ban for the national squad, lashing out at Moscow authorities who he says handed over falsified lab data to international investigators. The accusations are the latest scandal to hit Russian sport after the country was banned from ...

Olympics Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was "shocking." "The scope is very big. It's a shocking report," said Murofushi, who won the gold medal ...

General 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 United ...

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

General | SPORTS SCOPE Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

by Ed Odeven

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 for ...

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 22, 2016

Kenyan president authorizes anti-doping bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an anti-doping bill required to avoid a ban from the Rio Olympics of a nation famed for its runners, the president's office said on Wednesday. Video from the president's office showed Kenyatta at State House signing the bill, ...