Contents tagged with International Olympic Committee

  • Five Russian bobsledders suspended from competitions because of doping

    The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) suspended five Russian bobsledders from competition. The announcement was published on the organization’s website on Thursday, December 13. Alexandr Zubkov, Alexey Voyevoda, Alexander Kasjanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Huzin are accused of violating anti-doping rules during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Zubkov is currently the head of the Bobsleigh Federation of Russia while Voyevoda has already retired from the sport.

    The …

  • Head of International Olympic Committee says Russia trying to spy on him

    Russian Federation authorities tried to spy on the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while it was investigating the systematic use of doping by Russian athletes, the Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, Samuel Schmid, said in an interview with Aargauer Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, December 9th, DW reports.

    “But before we get to work we have taken precautionary measures,” the former head of the Department of Defense and former President of the Swiss …