IOC confirms talks between Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing couple Stepanovs
Oct25

IOC confirms talks between Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing couple Stepanovs

A personal meeting between President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing pair Vitaly and Yulia Stepanova, whose earlier testimonies instigated a doping-related scandal in Russian sports, took place in September, IOC press service told TASS on Monday. Inside The Games sports web portal reported earlier in the day that following the meeting with IOC President Bach, Russian...

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IOC strips Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov of 2012 Olympic silver
Oct19

IOC strips Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov of 2012 Olympic silver

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday its decision to annul the 2012 Olympics silver medal won by Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov after the reanalysis of his doping probe tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. “Apti Aukhadov, 23, of the Russian Federation, competing in Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked second and was...

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IOC unable to comment on Russian Olympic chief’s announced resignation
Oct13

IOC unable to comment on Russian Olympic chief’s announced resignation

A resignation statement made on Tuesday by Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), was unexpected for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the global sports body has no comments to make on the issue at the moment, the IOC press service told TASS on Wednesday. “We have only learned about this information through media reports and are therefore unable to comment at this point,” the...

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IOC to discuss reforming global anti-doping system in Lausanne
Sep29

IOC to discuss reforming global anti-doping system in Lausanne

Issues regarding new reformations within the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be on the agenda of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) summit in Swiss Lausanne on October 8, the IOC press service reported on Wednesday. Representatives of 17 national anti-doping agencies held a meeting in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on August 30 discussing proposals on the reformations in WADA. The main proposal was to make the work of...

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IOC official says WADA loses trust of clean athletes
Sep28

IOC official says WADA loses trust of clean athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) needs reviewing the way it spends its budget while the global organization is losing the trust of clean athletes, a senior IOC (International Olympic Committee) official said in an interview with InsideTheGames sports web portal. A statement from Sergey Bubka, a member of the IOC Executive Committee, comes in the wake of the recent cyber-attacks on WADA’s database ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration...

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