Contents tagged with Doping

  • Russia could lose skiing medals from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

    According to Iltalehti.fi, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and four other Russian skiers who were temporarily suspended from competition on the basis of the report of the Head of WADA Independent Commission, Richard McLaren, could lose their medals. The edition reported that the final decision on the matter could be announced in January.

    On the 23rd of December, the International Olympic Committee initiated disciplinary cases against 28 Russian athletes who participated in the Sochi …

  • McClaren doping report may affect Russian figure skaters

    The Italian media is reporting that McLaren’s doping report may affect Russian figure skaters after the proceedings against Russian biathlon athletes and skiers are over. It is also reported that Adelina Sotnikova may be stripped of her Olympic Gold medal from Sochi in 2014.

    In addition, there are concerns that Tatiana Volosozhar and Ksenia Stolbova also resorted to manipulating their doping samples. Therefore, it can affect the results of the Russian national figure skating team, who also won …

  • The President of the International Olympic Committee announced new sanctions against Russia

    In his New Year’s address, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, announced new sanctions against Russia. Bach also presented the measures that will be taken on the basis of the results of McLaren’s report on the use of doping in the Russian Federation. The President of the IOC called this report shocking.

    According to him, two specially created Commissions, which will give all parties the right to express their positions, will prepare a response of the …

  • International Paralympic Committee determined the conditions to restore Russia's membership

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has requested that the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) halt legal proceedings regarding the defense of the rights of Russian athletes in order to restore the membership of the RPC. The chairman of the Executive Committee of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Pavel Rozhkov, stated this at the meeting of the Federation Council on social policy, Interfax reported.

    “We have sent a second request to the International Paralympic Committee on criteria …

  • IOC urges Russia to stop cyber attacks against WADA

    The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, called on Russia to stop hackers who are revealing the information about the use of illicit drugs by athletes from other countries, as reported by the Associated Press.

    According to Bach, the Committee will help the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to raise the problem of hacker attacks with Russian authorities.

    The Anti-Doping Agency said that the database hacking is a revenge for the publication of the investigation …

  • Swiss Federal Court dismisses Russia’s appeal to lift Paralympic ban

    The Swiss Federal Court dismissed the appeal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (PKR) regarding the admission of Russian athletes to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of the court’s decision, the Russian Paralympic Committee remains excluded from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Thus, the PKR is unable to fulfil its obligations, in particular, in applying for Russian athletes’ participation in the Paralympics.

    In early August, the International Paralympic Committee …

  • Russian Paralympic suspension to last through 2018

    The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) said that the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision to suspend Russian athletes applies not only to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but also to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in 2018.

    The RPC expressed the need “to respond as soon as possible to the allegations against the Center for the Training of Russian National Teams” and to clarify the reason for the suspension of the RPC’s membership in the IPC.

    The IPC decision makes it …

  • Russian Sport Minister: WADA's report about doping is false

    The Russian Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, stated that the report of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under the direction of Richard McLaren was falsified, as he expressed on the channel Match TV. According to him, on Monday, Russian experts are going to start working on the report and the next week they will conduct a legal evaluation of it.

    “We have reached a conclusion and it will be sent to the International Olympic Committee, WADA, and all international …

  • Russia intends to question WADA head over doping scandal

    The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SledCom) intends to interrogate the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Craig Reedie, about the doping scandal in Russia. Russian media reported that this information was shared by Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of SledCom.

    According to Markin, WADA could have allegedly caused the deletion of Russian athletes’ doping tests, supervised by the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov.

    "Rodchenkov, being …

  • Russian Minister of Sports: Russia may stop funding World Anti-Doping Agency

    Russia may stop financing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) if the organization will not restore the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in the near future, the Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, said in an interview with P-Sport.

    "WADA is your system. The laboratory and RUSADA are your organizations. There are foreign experts working at RUSADA and we pay a huge amount of money," Mutko said.

    In November 2015, WADA published a report regarding testing fraud at the anti-doping …