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  • A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

    02/23/2018 4:00:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | James Ellingworth
    A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov told The Associated Press on Friday that a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.
  • Russian chemist apologizes 'to all clean athletes we cheated'

    02/18/2018 3:23:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Associated Press
    "I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said in correspondence to The Associated Press. Rodchenkov, who lives in hiding, denied claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his unmasking of the scandal was being controlled by U.S. agencies. "As usual, Putin is misinformed," Rodchenkov said. "I am speaking the truth. No one is influencing me." Rodchenkov also berated the Court of Arbitration for Sport for overturning lifetime Olympic bans on Russians, saying the ruling gave the impression to clean competitors that "we don't care about you." Asked whether he...
  • 'Americans can’t beat us fairly’ — Lavrov on Olympic ban of Russia

    02/12/2018 9:26:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    Russia Today (RT) ^ | Feb 11, 2018
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said barring dozens of Russians from the games was “part of this unfair competition, because the Americans apparently can no longer beat us in a fair fight. They believe that taking back and preserving uncontested leadership in global sports requires sidelining the competition.” The assertion came in an interview the minister gave to Rossia-1 news channel, aired on Sunday.
  • Lance Armstrong throws support behind 'Icarus' doping documentary

    02/06/2018 11:48:25 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Cycling News ^ | Jan 4, 2018
    Lance Armstrong has thrown his support behind the Netflix documentary Icarus, which details the alleged Russian state doping system put in place at the Sochi Olympics. Armstrong has pledged to host a screening of the film on January 6 in New York City. Oscar nomination voting opens on January. (Update: it's been nominated.) Fogel told the Hollywood Reporter that he first learned Armstrong had watched the film when he saw Armstrong's tweet in December, and he was happy that Armstrong responded positively. "He was certainly punished in having his seven Tour titles stripped from him, and this is a subject...
  • IOC accused of 'backroom deals' with Russia over doping scandal

    01/14/2018 1:22:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 12, 2018 | Luke Harding
    The film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of doing “backroom deals” with Moscow ahead of next month’s winter Games in South Korea. The whistleblower who exposed the programme, Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, is currently in hiding in the US. Rodchenkov’s lawyer Jim Walden described his client – whose whereabouts are unknown – as “extremely brave” and “an incredible man”. Rodchenkov was grateful to WADA for recognising that “he was telling the truth the whole time”. But he was now “distressed” that the IOC was considering lifting the suspension of some...
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • Rodchenkov diary may get Russia booted from Olympics

    11/29/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov 28, 2017
    "The chemist who helped Russia's athletes benefit from banned substances kept very detailed notes, which the International Olympic Committee is relying on as it decides what penalities to impose on Russia before the Pyeongchang Games." Olympic officials will announce their decision Dec. 5. If they do not bar Russia completely from the coming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they are likely to keep all Russian emblems out of the games: The Russian flag would not fly at the opening and closing ceremony, Russian athletes would compete in neutral uniforms and the Russian anthem would not be played. Such restrictions,...
  • Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’

    11/20/2017 12:50:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Dan Gartland
    The honorary president of Russia’s Olympic Committee believes the man responsible for exposing the country’s state-sponsored doping program should be executed. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Moscow’s anti-doping lab, exposed the scheme in 2016 after fleeing to the United States. “Rodchenkov should be shot for lying, like Stalin would have done,” Olympic official Leonid Tyagachev said on a Russian radio station, according to the Guardian. Tyagachev’s remark may sound like hyperbole but Russia has a long history of killing political opponents—two former doping officials died under mysterious circumstances last year—and Rodchenkov fled to the U.S. over fears for his...
  • Russian boycott of Winter Olympics moves step closer after Wada ruling

    11/16/2017 11:13:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 16, 2017 | Staff
    The prospect of Russia boycotting an Olympics for the first time since 1984 is a step closer after its national anti-doping agency failed to have its suspension lifted. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared noncompliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules when the details of Russia’s systemic cheating first emerged in November 2015. With the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang just 12 weeks away, Thursday’s Wada foundation board meeting in Seoul was the last scheduled chance for Rusada to convince anti-doping leaders it had met the terms of a “road map” to compliance.
  • Report: ‘More Than 10,000' Athletes Doped in 80s and 90s, Former Chinese Doctor Claims

    10/24/2017 5:49:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SI ^ | October 24, 2017 | Chris Chavez
    Xue Yinxian is a 79-year-old former Chinese doctor seeking asylum in Germany after revealing that "more than 10,000" Chinese athletes were taking performance enhancing drugs in the 1980s and 1990s as part of a systemic doping scandal by the country, he tells German broadcaster ARD. The doctor claims that systemic doping had its roots with athletes as young as 11 years old and was used in major Olympic sports including swimming, diving, track and field, table tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball and more. Xue worked closely with Chinese national teams in the 1970s. Xue said she was dismissed from her job...
  • Trump claims election is ‘rigged’ and seems to suggest Clinton was on drugs at debate

    10/16/2016 5:55:23 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 141 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    Donald Trump suggested without evidence Saturday that Democrat Hillary Clinton might have been on drugs at their most recent debate and that the election is “rigged” against him, adding a new round of unsubstantiated assertions to an increasingly scathing campaign.
  • Trump insists election ‘rigged,’ calls for drug test for him, Clinton before debate

    10/15/2016 10:42:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Fox
    Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his argument that the election is rigged against him and returned to his suggestion that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton appears physically unfit to be president -- so both of them should take a drug test. “Looks to me like a rigged election,” Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire. “The election is being rigged by the liberal media to push outright lies to rig the election." Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has since this summer hinted at the possibility of voter fraud in big, Democrat-run cities like Philadelphia swinging the election for Clinton and...
  • Trump calls for drug test ahead of next debate, says Clinton was 'pumped up'

    10/15/2016 10:06:53 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump suggested Saturday that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, has been "getting pumped up" with performance-enhancing drugs and challenged Clinton to take a drug test before the final debate next week. Trump argued that Clinton was more energetic during the beginning of their debate last Sunday, but lost her steam by the end of the debate. ... "I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate," Trump said during a rally here [NH]. "Because I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at...
  • In vilifying Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, Americans are splashing murky waters

    08/11/2016 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 August 2016 | Sally Jenkins
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Feels good, doesn’t it, to slap water in the face of the rest of the world and go all jingoist? Lilly King kept America strong and pure when she sent a blast of chlorine into the eyes of that Russian criminal mastermind Yulia Efimova and prevented her from melting the earth’s core. Or something like that, right? But there is a disquieting aspect to the narrative going here at the Olympics. It’s not a moment of perfect American moral clarity. King, 19, is a swaggeringly great swimmer, but the rivalry between her and 24-year-old Efimova in...
  • USA swimming sensation Lilly King calls out her drug cheat Russian rival

    08/08/2016 11:15:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | 9 August 2016 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. and Shekhar Bhatia
    Lilly King put her money where her mouth is on Monday night, romping to victory in the 100m breaststroke final after she called her closest Russian rival a drugs cheat - and took another shot at her minutes after securing gold. Yulia Efimova, who was caught in a doping scandal, was booed when her name was announced in the women's 100m breaststroke final. King started strongly and maintained the lead — with Efimova trailing right behind her. 'We can still compete clean and do well in the Olympic games — and that's how it should be,' said King after finishing...
  • WATCH: American Swimmer Calls Out Russian Competitor for Doping

    08/08/2016 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    American swimmer Lilly King had some choice words, as well as a finger wag, Sunday night for Russian counterpart Yulia Efimova, who was twice banned for doping but was surprisingly reinstated for the Rio Olympics Saturday. Efimova, the reigning world champion in the 100 meter breaststroke, has a long history with using substances to get a leg-up on her competition. She was suspended for 16 months in 2013 when anabolic substances were found in her system, and received a provisional ban (which was later lifted) earlier this year for using meldonium. in their rulings on Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal, The...
  • Report: Paralympic officials considering Russian ban

    07/27/2016 2:09:30 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 22 July 2016
    Officials are considering banning the Russian national team from this summer’s Paralympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency has exposed evidence of a state-run doping scheme that has also put the country's status for the Olympics in jeopardy, according to the New York Times. At least 35 positive doping tests by Russian Paralympians had been covered up by the Russian sports ministry since 2011, according to the Times. An additional 19 doping samples from the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi were tampered with, much like the samples of other Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • Russia doping in Sochi was state-dictated with secret service backing, WADA report finds

    07/19/2016 12:40:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 07/18/2016
    The Moscow laboratory operated a scheme for the false reporting of positive samples which Richard McClaren called the Disappearing Positive Methodology The Ministry of Sport, the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the main heir to the Soviet-era KGB, were all involved Russia's Deputy Minister of Sport Yuri Nagornykh was advised of every positive test from 2011 onwards and decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected" Mr Nagornykh used the code word "save" when he wanted an athlete who had tested positive to be protected and "quarantine" for the...
  • Russian athletes could miss Olympics after IAAF upholds ban: Report

    06/17/2016 9:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    The International Association of Athletics Federations chose Friday to uphold its decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from international competition because of doping, according to multiple British media reports. The IAAF Council met in Vienna to vote on the association’s November ruling that suspended all Russian track and field athletes indefinitely. A news conference is expected to be held later on Friday.
  • Bike doping? I had no idea.

    02/02/2016 9:16:22 PM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Daniel McMahon
    Cycling officials on Saturday detained a bicycle ridden during the cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium, to investigate "technological fraud," and on Sunday they confirmed the bike had a concealed motor in the frame. The International Cycling Union said the bike belonged to 19-year-old Belgian Femke Van den Driessche. It is the first official case of "mechanical doping" or "bike doping" at cycling's highest level. If used at the right time during a race even a small motor can provide a critical burst of power and speed.