Russia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medal in new doping case
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 8:52 AM
Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case. The International Biathlon Union on Saturday announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men's relay team six years ago, citing evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics.
No protests at Tokyo Olympics, demands IOC chief Bach
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1:40 PM
The head of the International-Olympic-Committee Thomas Bach insisted that protests should be kept-out of this year's Tokyo-Games, saying that Olympics should "unite" the world. In a meeting of the IOC in Lausanne, Bach stressed the "importance" of a series of recently-adopted directives designed to clarify what is banned and the sanctions for those not respecting the ban, established under Rule 50 of the Olympic-Charter.
IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 5:48 PM
Five Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for potential doping violations based on data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory, the sport's governing body has said. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said it suspended the athletes "in view of the severity of the asserted anti-doping rule violations and compelling nature of the evidence" it received from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).