• Congress December 20, 2018 7:32 am

    Senators Bring Bill to Criminalize Vast Doping Conspiracies

    Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which Russia pursued during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The measure is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating. It is similar to a bill introduced in the House earlier this year but is given a...

  • Moscow September 20, 2018 5:30 pm

    World Anti-Doping Agency Reinstates Russia Despite Protests

    The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country’s drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA’s decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called “the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history” by the lawyer of the whistleblower who helped uncover Russia’s...

  • partner network June 14, 2018 5:16 pm

    Hosts Russia Rout Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener

    Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday.
    After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky put Russia ahead with a header off Alexander Golovin’s cross in the 12th minute.

  • Saudi Arabia June 14, 2018 8:16 pm

    Hosts Russia Rout Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener

    Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday.
    After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky put Russia ahead with a header off Alexander Golovin’s cross in the 12th minute.

  • hockey February 2, 2018 1:11 am

    28 Russians Have Olympic Doping Bans Lifted

    Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men’s skeleton and men’s 50-kilometer cross-country skiing.

  • Board member December 7, 2017 3:52 am

    Putin Will Allow Russians to Compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International Olympic Committee has banned the Russian team from games as punishment for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC, however, plans to invite individual Russians to compete...

  • Board member January 2, 2018 11:01 pm

    IOC Bars Russia From 2018 Olympics; Russians Can Compete Without Flag

    Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea after its lead investigator concluded members of the Russian government concocted a doping scheme...

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