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IOC back Rodchenkov as a reliable witness as first details of why Russians disqualified from Sochi 2014 published

IOC back Rodchenkov as a reliable witness as first details of why Russians disqualified from Sochi 2014 published

Dick Straight November 29, 2017 0

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have backed former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov as a “truthful witness” in their first reasoned decision published following the Sochi 2014 doping scandal. The case involves cross-country skier Alexander Legkov,

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Olympic Summit calls for all athlete commissions to be elected in apparent dig at WADA

Olympic Summit calls for all athlete commissions to be elected in apparent dig at WADA

Dick Straight October 30, 2017 0

All sports organisations have been once again urged to elect Athlete Commissions in order to “respect the principles of democratic legitimacy, universality and diversity” following an Olympic Summit meeting. The call was made following the

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WADA provisionally suspends Paris Laboratory

WADA provisionally suspends Paris Laboratory

Dick Straight September 27, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has provisionally suspended the accreditation of the Paris laboratory. A ban has been placed on the facility in the French capital, known as the French Laboratoire National

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WADA set to face scrutiny at Paris meeting from Governments over criticism of NADOs

WADA set to face scrutiny at Paris meeting from Governments over criticism of NADOs

Christopher Kelsall September 24, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Public authority representatives within the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are set to make their opposition to Sir Craig Reedie’s criticism of the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) clear after he opposed their calls for

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WADA forced to scrap original ADAMS upgrade and take financial hit

WADA forced to scrap original ADAMS upgrade and take financial hit

Dick Straight August 31, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been forced to scrap original plans for a new version of its ADAMS data management system at considerable expense. The agency told insidethegames that the provider chosen to

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CAS upholds life bans imposed by IAAF on Diack, Balakhnichev and Melnikov

CAS upholds life bans imposed by IAAF on Diack, Balakhnichev and Melnikov

Dick Straight August 22, 2017 0

With their incredible track records of extortion, bribery, cover-ups, and lies, one would assume that Papa Massata Diack, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov, would never work in athletics again. With the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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

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

Christopher Kelsall August 18, 2017 0

© 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,

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Russia apologise for doping scandal but IAAF vote overwhelmingly to keep ban in place

Russia apologise for doping scandal but IAAF vote overwhelmingly to keep ban in place

Dick Straight August 4, 2017 0

From Inside the Games An appeal from Russia to have its suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) lifted failed at the world governing body’s Congress here today, even after the most public

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WADA warns Russia that Government must publicly accept McLaren Report before can be reinstated

WADA warns Russia that Government must publicly accept McLaren Report before can be reinstated

Dick Straight August 3, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Russia has been warned tonight by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that is must fulfill at least 12 more criteria before they can be ruled to be compliant with international rules. The

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IOC Executive Board approve plans for Independent Testing Authority in time for Pyeongchang 2018

IOC Executive Board approve plans for Independent Testing Authority in time for Pyeongchang 2018

Christopher Kelsall July 10, 2017 0

The International Olympic Committee may have resolved some of the testing issues that come up at international games. The plan is to have an Independent Testing Authority in place. The first games to test

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