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Le Monde and ARD: Criminal Practices in Athletics – Doping and Cover-Ups on Shocking Scale

Le Monde and ARD: Criminal Practices in Athletics – Doping and Cover-Ups on Shocking Scale

Dick Straight November 25, 2016 0

Le Monde and ARD TV Research conducted by French daily newspaper Le Monde and German broadcaster ARD suggests that extortion, dubious financial transactions and other mafia-style practices have been employed in international athletics over a

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IOC propose reintroducing controversial Osaka Rule to keep drug cheats out of Olympics

IOC propose reintroducing controversial Osaka Rule to keep drug cheats out of Olympics

Dick Straight November 22, 2016 0

From Inside the Games A reintroduction of the controversial Osaka Rule, banning athletes convicted of serious doping offences from competing at the next Olympic Games, has been proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to

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IOC to approve re-election of Reedie to serve three more years as WADA President

IOC to approve re-election of Reedie to serve three more years as WADA President

Christopher Kelsall November 13, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Sir Craig Reedie has been proposed to stand for a new three-year term as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), insidethegames can reveal. The Briton, who replaced

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More than 4,000 athletes not drugs tested before Rio 2016, WADA Independent Observers report claims

More than 4,000 athletes not drugs tested before Rio 2016, WADA Independent Observers report claims

Dick Straight October 29, 2016 0

From Inside the Games More than 4,000 athletes were not drugs tested in 2016 before competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Observers report has revealed. The 55-page

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WADA Independent Observers report blasts role of Rio 2016 in Games-time anti-doping programme

WADA Independent Observers report blasts role of Rio 2016 in Games-time anti-doping programme

Dick Straight October 28, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Logistical arrangements made by Rio 2016 to support the samples collection process have been strongly criticised in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Observers report released today. Testing within specific sports is

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Shawn Barber’s supposed Craigslist tryst with a cocaine-sniffing and boozing first-timer

Shawn Barber’s supposed Craigslist tryst with a cocaine-sniffing and boozing first-timer

Dick Straight October 6, 2016 0

Let’s take a leap of faith…. If you can believe (see link below and click-through for story), that Mr. Shawnacy Barber, world champion pole vaulter, who hired the services of a prostitute while in Edmonton,

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Pound queries IOC investigations into Russian doping

Pound queries IOC investigations into Russian doping

Dick Straight October 1, 2016 0

  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

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Pound doubtful Olympic Summit of “usual suspects” will fully solve global anti-doping problems

Pound doubtful Olympic Summit of “usual suspects” will fully solve global anti-doping problems

Dick Straight September 30, 2016 0

Read more of the frank-speaking Dick Pound in interviews and articles. From Inside the Games Veteran sports official Richard Pound has slammed World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) critics who have “no connection” with the organisation before admitting he

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Bubka claims WADA needs to change to restore confidence and value for money

Bubka claims WADA needs to change to restore confidence and value for money

Christopher Kelsall September 28, 2016 0

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member Sergey Bubka has called for a “thorough review” of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in order to ensure value for money and to restore

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Bach calls for stricter criteria on deeming organisations non-compliant with anti-doping rules

Bach calls for stricter criteria on deeming organisations non-compliant with anti-doping rules

Christopher Kelsall September 25, 2016 0

Forty years hence since very obvious doping had been taking place, at least in the sport of athletics, with East German and Russian and other Eastern Bloc athletes clearly doping under a systematic program,

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