• Germany Jun 19, 2019

    Olympic Champion Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,' IAAF Claims

    The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by...

  • head May 1, 2019

    Olympic Runner Semenya Loses Appeal on Testosterone Rules

    The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark decision with far-reaching ramifications for other women’s sports. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of...

  • President Feb 18, 2019

    Semenya Arrives for Landmark Case at Swiss Sports Tribunal

    Caster Semenya arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn’t take questions as she arrived at the court, but she raised her right hand flashing a peace sign and smiled as she entered.

  • food Mar 21, 2018

    Curler Stripped of Medal, Russia Olympic Committee Pays $15 Million in Doping Scandal

    Within hours of curler Alexander Krushelnitsky being stripped of a bronze medal for a doping violation, the Russian Olympic Committee said it had paid a $15 million fee that was part of the criteria to have its team reinstated at the Pyeongchang Games.

  • food Mar 21, 2018

    Curling World Stunned by Olympic Doping Charge

    The curling world was floored when word broke that Russian Olympic curler Aleksandr Krushelnitsky was facing a doping charge....
    On Monday, Krushelnitsky’s fellow curlers were trying to make sense of the scandal, with some openly questioning whether he had been slipped a banned substance without his knowledge....
    Russian women’s curling coach Sergei Belanov said he didn’t believe that a young and “clever...

  • Olympics Mar 20, 2018

    Slovenia Hockey Player Tests Positive for Doping at Olympics

    A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor’s orders. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Ziga Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug designed to open the airways to the...

  • Afghanistan Mar 20, 2018

    Meldonium: What Is It and Why Is It Banned From Olympics?

    Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
    Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in mixed doubles with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, tested positive for meldonium, Russian officials said Monday.
    Here are some of the key issues surrounding meldonium.

  • Russia Mar 20, 2018

    Russian Curler to Return Olympic Medal Over Failed Drug Test

    Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.

  • President Mar 19, 2018

    Viktor Ahn Wants IOC to Explain Why He Can't Go to Olympics

    Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn wants to know why he has been barred from next month’s Pyeongchang Games. Ahn is a short-track speedskater who was born in South Korea but switched allegiance to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games. Russian officials say the International Olympic Committee has refused to grant Ahn an invitation amid its vetting of the...

  • athlete Mar 19, 2018

    Norway Curler Who Lost to Husband-Wife Pair in Russia Doping Case Feels ‘Robbed'

    A Norwegian curler who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to a Russian rival charged with doping said Tuesday he feels robbed of his moment of glory.

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Short-Track Skater From Japan Suspended in 1st Winter Games Doping Case

    The first doping case of the Pyeongchang Olympics has been announced.

  • Olympics Mar 19, 2018

    Japanese Skater Suspended in 1st Doping Case in Pyeongchang

    Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive for a banned diuretic in the first doping case of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Saito, a reserve on the 5,000-meter relay team, tested positive for Acetazolamide, which can be used to treat conditions such as glaucoma and altitude sickness but can also be a masking agent to disguise the use of other banned...

  • food Mar 19, 2018

    Russian Curler Stripped of Olympic Medal, Country Pays Fee

    Within hours of curler Alexander Krushelnitsky being stripped of a bronze medal for a doping violation, the Russian Olympic Committee said it had paid a $15 million fee that was part of the criteria to have its team reinstated at the Pyeongchang Games.

  • Asher Klein Feb 21, 2018

    Sadie Bjornsen, Jessie Diggins Explain Cross-Country Skiing With Legos

    It may look like they are just running across the snow in skis, but there’s a lot more to cross-country skiing. Watch Sadie Bjornsen and Jessie Digins explain their sport — using Legos.

  • head Feb 10, 2018

    IOC Weighs Russian Olympic Ban, Risks Provoking Putin

    Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a prospect that President Vladimir Putin has already warned would be humiliating for his country. The decision will come on Tuesday when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. The 14-member board, which includes...

  • Russia Feb 10, 2018

    Sports Court Rejects Appeals by 47 Russians Against Olympic Bans

    Sports’ highest court rejected appeals by all 45 Russian athletes plus two coaches who were banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns in a decision announced Friday less than nine hours before the opening ceremony....
    The International Olympic Committee had refused to invite the group of Russians, saying it had evidence of alleged doping in Russian sports....
    The Court of Arbitration...

  • New Year's Day Feb 7, 2018

    Bjoergen Looks to Extend Dominance in Cross-Country Skiing

    Marit Bjoergen, the most successful women’s cross-country skier in history, has won three gold medals in each of the past two Winter Games and will be looking to make it three in a row when the Pyeongchang Olympics begin this week.

  • Facebook Feb 5, 2018

    IOC Rejects 15 Russian Athletes Whose Bans Were Lifted

    The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were among 28 athletes whose bans were overturned by CAS on Thursday. The ban...

  • lawyer Feb 2, 2018

    28 Russians Have Olympic Doping Bans Lifted

    Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men’s skeleton and men’s 50-kilometer cross-country skiing.

  • United States Jan 3, 2018

    US Bobsledder Ryan Bailey Hit With 2-Year Doping Ban

    U.S. bobsledder and former track Olympian Ryan Bailey has been given a two-year doping suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for using a banned stimulant. Bailey failed a doping test in January at a North American Cup competition in Park City, Utah. He was originally given a six-month ban starting in July, and then the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...

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