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IOC provide Stepanovs with consultancy work and training grant following meeting with Bach

IOC provide Stepanovs with consultancy work and training grant following meeting with Bach

October 24, 2016, No Comments on IOC provide Stepanovs with consultancy work and training grant following meeting with Bach

From Inside the Games Whistleblowing couple Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov have been provided with a range of support measures by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following a meeting with the organisation’s President Thomas Bach, insidethegames can reveal. As a result of discussions, former Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) employee Vitaly will be providing a consultancy service to the IOC »

Statement from Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov

Statement from Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov

August 5, 2016, No Comments on Statement from Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov

From the Stepanovs: We have been asked by many media whether Yuliya has filed an appeal or will file an appeal to CAS in the hope of overturning the IOC’s decision to not let her compete in Rio. These requests follow the recent decision of the CAS that the IOC’s action in barring Russian athletes from competition »

Rio 2016: Yuliya Stepanov accuses IOC of lying, WADA of ignoring warning letter about Russian doping

Rio 2016: Yuliya Stepanov accuses IOC of lying, WADA of ignoring warning letter about Russian doping

July 25, 2016, No Comments on Rio 2016: Yuliya Stepanov accuses IOC of lying, WADA of ignoring warning letter about Russian doping

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Yuliya Stepanov, the Russian 800-metre runner who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, then turned whistleblower on the All Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), claims that she had informed the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) nearly two years before she blew the whistle on ARAF of systematic Russian doping.  She »

Russian Yuliya Stepanova to run under neutral flag

Russian Yuliya Stepanova to run under neutral flag

July 2, 2016, No Comments on Russian Yuliya Stepanova to run under neutral flag

Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated   A three-person committee working within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) doping review board has voted unanimously to allow Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova to compete internationally and if she qualifies, she can compete in the Rio Olympic Games under a neutral flag. Stepanova, with her husband Vitaly helped expose »

Interview: Vitaliy and Yuliya Stepanov – Russian Whistleblowers

Interview: Vitaliy and Yuliya Stepanov – Russian Whistleblowers

December 20, 2015, 1 Comment on Interview: Vitaliy and Yuliya Stepanov – Russian Whistleblowers

See ARD TV’s Sportschau Video interview, here>> Written version below, translated: On the way to visit Vitaliy and Yuliya Stepanov, the Russian whistleblowers that changed sport history in 2015. For security reasons we are not allowed to talk about which country they are staying in or their location. Just over a year ago they realized that they »

Movie Review: Icarus; a shocking look at systematic doping in Russia

Movie Review: Icarus; a shocking look at systematic doping in Russia

August 18, 2017, No Comments on Movie Review: Icarus; a shocking look at systematic doping in Russia

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Documentary Release: August 4, 2017 Director: Bryan Fogel Music: Adam Peters Producers: Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, James R. Swartz, David Fialkow Cast: Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov Cinematography: Jake Swantko, Timothy Rode Editors: Kevin Klauber, Timothy Rode, Jon Bertain Icarus starts off documenting the efforts of a competitive but amateur American cyclist, Bryan Fogel, from the »

Isinbayeva attacks whistleblowers as IAAF Taskforce visit concludes

Isinbayeva attacks whistleblowers as IAAF Taskforce visit concludes

January 25, 2017, No Comments on Isinbayeva attacks whistleblowers as IAAF Taskforce visit concludes

From Inside the Games Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has launched a fierce attack on whistleblowers who have revealed details about alleged Russian doping. The 34-year-old, appointed head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) last month, reacted to the latest documentary on German channel ARD on her Instagram and Facebook pages. Russia remains suspended by the »

More damning allegations made against Russia in latest ARD documentary

More damning allegations made against Russia in latest ARD documentary

January 23, 2017, No Comments on More damning allegations made against Russia in latest ARD documentary

From Inside the Games Secret video footage supporting allegations that Russian coaches banned for doping offences are still working at professional level has featured in the latest documentary to be broadcast by German channel ARD.  German television journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose documentaries for ARD triggered investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into Russian doping, confirmed last »

Pound queries IOC investigations into Russian doping

Pound queries IOC investigations into Russian doping

October 1, 2016, No Comments on Pound queries IOC investigations into Russian doping

  From Inside the Games Canada’s Richard Pound has questioned the intentions of two International Olympic Committee (IOC) investigations into Russian doping amid another fierce attack on their “outrageous” decisions over recent months. Pound has already expressed doubt that next month’s IOC-led Olympic Summit in Lausanne will be able to address problems linked to anti-doping. He has now »

Russian hackers target top American stars after launching cyber-attack on WADA

Russian hackers target top American stars after launching cyber-attack on WADA

September 14, 2016, No Comments on Russian hackers target top American stars after launching cyber-attack on WADA

From Inside the Games Anti-doping bodies have fiercely criticised Russian hackers for leaking confidential documents about leading United States athletes in order to accuse them of illegal drug use. Documents published on the Fancy Bears website today following a cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appear to show Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) received by tennis »