Contents tagged with Doping

  • Ministries of 19 countries issue appeal to World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia from the Olympics

    The Ministers of Culture and Sport of 19 European countries have issued a statement in support of the fight against doping. They have also demanded that Russia be suspended from all international competitions, including the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

    According to Western media, this collective statement was addressed to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

    The statement was initiated by the Minister of Culture and Sport of Denmark, Bertel Haarder. He received support from officials of …

  • 13 countries condemned IOC's decision to allow Russia to participate in the Olympics

    The Anti-doping Agencies of Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States condemned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their unwillingness to take responsibility for the decision on the admission of Russian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as indicated in a statement by the heads of the National Anti-doping agencies of 13 countries, the Guardian reports.

    The representatives of these …

  • German gold medalist returns medal in protest of decision to allow Russia to participate in Rio Olympics

    A German table-tennis player from the late 1950s – early 1960s, former President of the German Table Tennis Federation and a member of the National Olympic Committee of Germany, Hans Wilhelm Gäb, returned his Olympic medal which he received in 2006. He explained that he was doing so as a result of his disagreement with the decision of the IOC to allow the Russian national team to participate in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio, reports rp-online.de.

    Gäb also reflected his protest in a letter sent …

  • Russian weightlifting team will not be allowed to participate in Olympics

    The Russian weightlifting team was barred from participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on their website on Friday, 29 July.

    The Executive Committee has carefully reviewed the decision regarding the participation of Russian weightlifters in the Rio Olympic Games, says the statement. In particular, it reviewed a report by an independent expert, Richard McLaren, who, at the request of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had …

  • US Anti-Doping Agency criticizes decision to allow Russia to participate in Olympic Games

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency called the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow the Russian team to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro an enormous blow against clean athletes.

    “Many people, including clean athletes and informants, demonstrated strong character and strength in the fight against the culture of doping and corruption in Russia. However, unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee didn’t take on the role of leader at a crucial moment for …

  • Bild will not include Russia on Olympic medals table in its newspaper

    The sports editor of Bild newspaper, Walter Straten, said on June 20th that the German newspaper would not include the results of Russian athletes in the medal table if the Russian team is allowed to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. According to Straten, the International Olympic Committee and its President, Thomas Bach, have not yet decided on Russia’s participation in the Olympic Games.

    “We will not do so. If Russia is allowed in the Olympics, Bild will remove its …

  • Peskov: Russia will conduct its own doping investigation

    Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is expecting to receive WADA documents related to doping by Russian athletes in order to conduct its own investigation."Yesterday, President Vladimir Putin appealed to the Commission to represent reasonable, substantial evidence and facts, which became the basis for the accusations announced by McLaren. This information is required and, if provided, will be used in the course of investigation that, I again want to repeat — have yet to have been …

  • US demands suspension of Russian team from the 2016 Olympic Games

    The US Anti-Doping Agency (the USADA) has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a letter from USADA to IOC President Thomas Bach, a copy of which was obtained by R-Sport portal.

    “An independent investigation confirmed the shocking picture of the long-term scheme of encouraging the use of doping by the authorities and the intervention in anti- …

  • IAAF prohibited Russian track and field athletes from participating in the Olympics

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected almost all applications from Russian track and field athletes to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Of the 136 athletes, only jumper Darya Klishina received an approval. She will compete as an independent athlete. This was reported by R-Sport.

    The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) believed the criteria used by IAAF to decline the athletes’ applications were unfair.

    “The main reason for refusal to the …

  • One fifth of Russian Olympic athletes will not be allowed to participate in Rio games

    According to the calculations of the R-Sport agency, more than 80 Russian athletes have been disqualified from the Rio Olympics.

    Based on the results of the weightlifting world championships in 2014 and 2015, the Russian team won the maximum number of Olympic tickets. There were 10 spots in total, of which six were for men and four were for women. However, the executive board of the International Weightlifting Federation (the IWF) deprived Russia of two of the quotas, one male and one female, …