U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday a bill that lets U.S. justice officials pursue criminal penalties against those involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters. he Rodchenkov Act, named after the whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov who helped expose Russia’s state-sponsored doping, empowers prosecutors to seek fines of … Continue reading US Anti-Doping Agency outlines punishment for athletes
A key panel of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommends Russia be hit with a four-year ban from sporting competitions over noncompliance with the World Anti-Doping Code. The global anti-doping watchdog on November 25 said the recommendation by its Compliance Review Committee is based on a forensic review of "inconsistencies" found in some of the … Continue reading World Anti-Doping Agency threatens Russia with a 4-year ban
A statement from Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov confirms a second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, just a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony. Zubkov said on Friday that a drug-test sample that pilot … Continue reading Another Russian athlete tests positive to drugs
Image: Chen Xinyi Rio Olympic Games, 2016: Chen Xinyi [a Chinese swimmer] has allegedly failed her drug test though she has since protested her innocence. Reports confirm she tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic often used as a masking agent for performance-enhancing drugs. The event occurred early Friday morning. According to China's official news agency … Continue reading Chen Xinyi: The Chinese Swimmer Who Failed A Drug Test At Rio Olympics.