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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WADA ready to unveil names of “dirty” Russian athletes of 2014 Winter Olympics to IOC
Aug03

WADA ready to unveil names of “dirty” Russian athletes of 2014 Winter Olympics to IOC

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is ready to announce the names of Russian athletes who violated the anti-doping regulations at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, WADA President Craig Reedie told a press conference. WADA is prepared to unveil the names of “dirty” athletes performing in Sochi to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Reedie said, adding that Russia had created a doping system to secure victory at home...

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Sports world shows unprecedented attitude to Russian athletes – Russia’s anti-doping chief
Jul28

Sports world shows unprecedented attitude to Russian athletes – Russia’s anti-doping chief

The sports world is showing an unprecedented attitude to Russian athletes on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Head of the Russian Anti-Doping Commission and Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vitaly Smirnov said on Thursday (July 28). “There is an unprecedented attitude to our athletes. This has never been before. This causes big regret. Today the principle for a part of athletes is...

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Putin: Absence of Russian athletes at Olympics to make competition less intensive
Jul28

Putin: Absence of Russian athletes at Olympics to make competition less intensive

The absence of a number of Russian athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will “devalue” the medal events, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (July 27) at a meeting with the Russian Olympic team. “It is obvious that the absence of Russian athletes, the leaders in many sports events, significantly reduces the intensity of the competition, and hence makes the upcoming events less...

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Ten Russian athletes filed 2016 Rio Games applications with IAAF
Jun29

Ten Russian athletes filed 2016 Rio Games applications with IAAF

About 10 Russian field and track athletes sent their individual applications on Tuesday to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) requesting the right to take part in the 2016 Olympics, Mikhail Butov, the secretary general of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), told TASS. Following its session in Vienna on June 17, the IAAF decided to keep in force the suspension of the ARAF’s membership in the global...

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