Contents tagged with Doping

  • Putin connects doping scandal to upcoming elections in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that a doping scandal involving Russian athletes is a ploy by those who accuse Moscow of attempts to influence elections in the United States. According to Putin, this is retaliation from his enemies timed for the run-up to the March elections in Russia.

    The accusation that Russian officials support doping athletes at the state level is an attempt to stage a smear campaign before the upcoming presidential elections, Putin said at his visit to the …

  • International Olympic Committee suspends two Russian skiers for life over doping

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russian skiers Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov from participating in the Olympic Games for life, Radio Liberty reported.

    The Russian citizens were found guilty of using dope, and the athletes' performance results at the 2014 Sochi Olympics have been annulled. Legkov and Belov intend to appeal against the IOC’s decision.

    Earlier, the national anti-doping agencies of 17 countries demanded the removal of Russia from the 2018 Olympics in …

  • Russian national weightlifting team suspended from competitions for a year due to anti-doping violations

    The Executive Committee of the International Weightlifting Organization (IWF) decided to prohibit the Russian national weightlifting team from participating in all international competitions for a year. The announcement was made on Saturday, September 30, on the organization's website.

    In addition to the Russian national team, the teams of eight more countries will not be able to participate in the tournaments. The reason for this was the numerous violations of the anti-doping rules at the …

  • Ukraine joins initiative to remove Russian national team from Winter Olympics

    The National Anti-Doping Center (NADC) of Ukraine has supported the initiative to remove the Russian national team from the Winter Olympics, which will be held in February in South Korea, as stated on the website of the NADC of Ukraine.

    "On September 14, 2017, in Denver (USA), a special meeting of 17 heads of national anti-doping organizations was held under the auspices of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations (iNADO) .The two-day meeting discussed issues of the responsibility …

  • Doping informant flees Russia

    Russian track athlete Andrey Dmitriev, who recently accused Russia’s sports authorities of lying to the international community about its supposed anti-doping efforts, secretly emigrated from Russia, fearing for his safety.

    After his January interview with the German television company ARD about the doping mafia in Russia, Dmitriev was subjected to such intense pressure that "there was no alternative but to escape," he said to journalist Hajo Seppelt. Seppelt published his new interview with …

  • Putin acknowledged the failure of the anti-doping system in Russia

    Vladimir Putin has acknowledged the failure of the Russian anti-doping system. Speaking at a conference in preparation for the 2019 Winter Universiade, the Russian President urged attendees to consider the statements made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the report of the McLaren Independent Commission, despite the fact that their work contained ‘mistakes,’ Interfax reports.

    Putin said that Russia should recognize the use of doping and investigate and identify those responsible.

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  • Hackers acting in the interest of Russia stood behind US doping report leak

    The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed that hackers from the group Fancy Bear acting in the interest of Russia stood behind the leak of the draft report dedicated to the treatment of athletes involved in the Nike Oregon Project, which aims to popularize long distance running. The relevant statement of USADA representatives was cited by Reuters on Saturday the 25th of February.

    “USADA can confirm that it has prepared a report in response to a subpoena from a state medical licensing body …

  • Russia will lose the right to host the Biathlon World Championships in 2021

    The International Biathlon Union (IBU) urged the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) to voluntarily forfeit the right to host the Biathlon World Championships in 2021 in Tyumen before February 24th. Otherwise, the IBU will unilaterally deprive the Russian Federation of this right. The decision was made at an Extraordinary Congress of the International Biathlon Union on Wednesday, February 8th, in Fieberbrunn, Austria. Also, a new venue for the World Championships 2021 will be determined in September 20 …

  • International Biathlon Union opens doping investigation into Russian biathletes

    The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has started a formal investigation into the Russian Biathlon Union in connection with the new allegations concerning mass doping usage in Russian sports, which are provided in the second part of a report written by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s expert Richard McLaren, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The appropriate decree was issued on Saturday, January 21st, following the IBU Executive Board meeting in Rasen-Antholz in the north of Italy.

    During the meeting, …

  • UK Anti-Doping Agency calls for the Russian national team be disqualified from 2018 Olympics

    The head of the British Anti-Doping Agency, David Kenworthy exhorted the disqualification of the Russian national team from participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korean Pyeongchang.

    He stated this in an interview with the BBC on Saturday, January 7, commenting on the facts of the second part of the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency Commission under the direction of Richard McLaren.

    "What has been done in Russia is unbelievable. It's even more incredible than a James …