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Sochi 2014

Calls for Russian Olympic Ban Grow Louder

January 23, 2017

(ATR) Germany’s Olympic chief and the head of U.S. figure skating join the chorus of voices in the Olympic Movement seeking strict punishments for perpetrators of the unpreced...

IBSF Lifts the Provisional Suspension of Four Russian Skeleton Athletes After Hearing

January 09, 2017

Lausanne, 8 January 2017 IBSF lifts the Provisional Suspension of Four Russian Skeleton Athletes after Hearing On December 22, 2016 the International Bobsleigh & Skeleto...

Mutko Dismisses UK Demands for Russia Olympic Ban

January 09, 2017

Vitaly Mutko (Getty Images) (ATR) Deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has hit back at calls by U.K. Anti-Doping chief for Russia to be banned from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter ...

Exclusive - IOC Delay in Punishing Russia for Doping Conspiracy

January 06, 2017

(ATR) IOC sanctions for Russia for the Sochi 2014 doping scandal may come just weeks before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Around the Rings has learned. Swiss IOC member Deni...

USA Luge contest seeks best back yard course designers

December 29, 2016

What to do with all that snow? Maybe the nation’s best backyard luge track is in your backyard USA Luge contest seeks best back yard course designers LAKE PLACID, N.Y. –...

Russia Denies Acknowledgement of Doping Conspiracy

December 28, 2016

(ATR) Russian leaders say an investigation into Russian Anti-Doping Agency acting director Anna Antseliovich’s acknowledgement of a widespread doping program is on the way. ...

Golden 25 - #1 - World Leaders Shape Olympic Future

January 01, 2017

(ATR) The heads of state of the Olympics Big Three – U.S. , Russia and China --will make an impact in 2017, each in distinctive manner. Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin (r)...

Golden 25 - #3 - The Anti-Doping Warriors

December 31, 2016

(ATR) The World Anti-Doping Agency – regardless of its imperfections – remains the vanguard for the war on drug cheats in Olympic sports. WADA president Craig Reedie (Getty ...

Putin in Doping Denial as IOC Crackdown Begins

December 23, 2016

(ATR) Twenty-eight Russian athletes are now facing disciplinary proceedings from the International Olympic Committee following Sochi 2014 doping retests. IOC president Thom...

IOC starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian athletes from Sochi 2014

December 23, 2016

Following the publication of the completed WADA Independent Person (IP) Report on 9 December 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that 28 Russian at...

Germany Replaces Russia as Host of Bobsleigh, Skeleton Worlds

December 19, 2016

(ATR) Koenigsee will stage the bobsleigh and skeleton world championships after Sochi was stripped of the event in the wake of more damning evidence of state-sponsored doping ...

Russian Sports Agent Rejects Doping Charges

December 14, 2016

(ATR) A sports agent in Russia maintains that his country is being unfairly singled out for anti-doping problems. Andrey Mitkov, who represents swimmer Yulia Efimova and ot...

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