Doping

  • Armenian Weightlifters Used Russian Lab to Cheat on Olympic Drug Tests

    Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the Russian government has denied again and again that it ran a huge performance-enhancing doping operation for its Olympic athletes.

    Tigran V. Martirosyan (right) returns home after competing in the World Weightlifting Championship in France in 2011. (Photo: PHOTOLURE / Vahram Baghdasaryan)Tigran V. Martirosyan (right) returns home after competing in the World Weightlifting Championship in France in 2011. (Photo: PHOTOLURE / Vahram Baghdasaryan)

  • The Ups and Downs of a Russian Anti-Doping Whistleblower

    Dressed in gray coats with white scarves, Russian athletes marched into South Korea’s Pyeongchang Stadium carrying the Olympic flag instead of their own.

    Russian athletes enter the stadium at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 9 February 2018. (Photo (c): Daniel Karmann / Picture-Alliance / DPA / AP Images.)Russian athletes enter the stadium at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 9 February 2018. (Photo (c): Daniel Karmann / Picture-Alliance / DPA / AP Images.)

  • Russia: Putin Promotes Minister Tied to Sports Doping Scandal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin promoted the country’s sports minister to a newly created deputy prime minister role on Wednesday, despite his connection to a doping scandal that saw many Russian athletes barred from this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Interpol Seeks Son of Former IAAF President for Receiving Bribes

    At the behest of France, the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol is seeking Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). French law enforcement said they are looking for him for "complicity in receivig bribes, aggravated money laundering and conspiracy in an organized group to invest, conceal or convert the proceeds of active corruption".

  • 'A Different Scale of Corruption': Russian Athletics in 'Doping Bribe Cover-Up'

    Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), is suspected of taking more than US$1 million in bribes from Russia in exchange for covering up evidence of positive drugs tests.

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