World Anti-Doping Agency

  • Russia Dec 9, 2019

    World Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban on Russia

    Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee means that Russia’s flag, name and anthem will not appear at...

  • United States Oct 28, 2019

    Anti-Doping Agencies Subjected to ‘Significant’ Cyberattacks

    Microsoft Corp. says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made “significant” attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September. The technology company said Monday the attacks are coming from a group associated with Fancy Bear, which has hacked into systems at the World Anti-Doping Agency and elsewhere to publish reams of confidential medical material on...

  • United States Jul 30, 2019

    More Than 100 Million Affected by Capital One Breach

    Capital One says a hacker got access to the personal information of over 100 million individuals applying for credit.

  • CEO Sep 21, 2018

    Incoming CEO, Outgoing Chair Address USOC Abuse Head-On

    What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening. On Thursday, incoming CEO Sarah Hirshland choked back tears and let them know that, indeed, she is. The most memorable moment from her first major appearance before the U.S. Olympic family came when the former USGA executive gasped...

  • PRESIDENT Feb 23, 2018

    A 2nd Russian Athlete Tests Positive for Doping at Olympics

    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 Sunday was positive. The Russian...

  • Russia Nov 16, 2017

    Russian Anti-Doping Agency Won’t Be Reinstated, Denting Nation’s Olympic Hopes

    The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow to Russia’s hopes of competing at next year’s Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation, and Russia responded by insisting, as it has all along, that the government had nothing to do with doping. At its meeting Thursday in South Korea, WADA said two key requirements for reinstating the...

  • COACH Apr 26, 2017

    Sharapova Wins 1st Match on Return From 15-Month Doping Ban

    Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix. “It was the best feeling...

  • United States Apr 3, 2017

    Track and Field Governing Body Says It Was Hacked by Russia-Linked Fancy Bear Group

    The International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body of track and field worldwide, said it was victim of a cyberattack on Monday, NBC News reported. The infamous hacking group Fancy Bear was behind the attack. The IAAF said it had “compromised” athletes’ applications that allows them to take otherwise banned substances for medicinal purposes. While the group doesn’t know...

  • Russia Dec 9, 2016

    Over 1,000 Russians Involved in Organized Doping: Report

    A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging “institutional conspiracy” that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further...

  • United States Aug 15, 2016

    Russian Whistleblower Fears for Safety After Anti-Doping System Hacked

    Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova says she fears for her safety since hackers infiltrated both her email account and the anti-doping system that keeps track of her whereabouts. Stepanova, the 800-meter runner who was denied a spot in the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, unveiled details that led to the discovery of a wide-ranging doping system inside her home country....

  • spokesman Jul 26, 2016

    At Least 105 Russian Athletes Banned From Rio Olympics So Far

    At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal. International federations in canoeing, sailing and modern pentathlon ruled out eight on Tuesday, including an Olympic gold medalist. Rowing added 19 more athletes to three that had previously been announced. Swimming has also...

  • Netherlands Jul 5, 2015

    Tour de France: Record-Breaker Dennis Wins 1st Stage in Style

    Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals.

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