IOC president does not understand why Russian athletes were sanctioned at 2016 Olympics
Sep27

IOC president does not understand why Russian athletes were sanctioned at 2016 Olympics

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach has said he “still does not understand” why Russian athletes were sanctioned at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Talking to the Japanese Yomiuri newspaper, Bach said: “Concerning suspicions of possible deviations in the Russian anti-doping system, I still cannot understand why Russian athletes had to be subjected to sanctions at the...

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Possible Olympic Ban for Russian Weightlifting Team an Insanity
Jun23

Possible Olympic Ban for Russian Weightlifting Team an Insanity

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has called a possible ban on Russian weightlifters from the 2016 Olympics “a violation of the rules,” the R-Sport news agency reported. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) may disqualify the team from international competition for a year if more than three samples taken after the 2008 and 2012 Olympics come back positive after re-testing. “I don’t understand today’s...

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Russian boxer Povetkin’s participation in 2016 Olympics out of question
Jun02

Russian boxer Povetkin’s participation in 2016 Olympics out of question

Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin did not plan and will not be fighting at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro this summer, Andrei Ryabinsky, the head of the Boxing World promotion company told TASS on Thursday (june 2). The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Wednesday that professional boxers were allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics. Following the announcement, Russian boxing...

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