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THE BIG PICTURE: No data by 31 December, so what happens to Russia now?

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Russia has thrown one of the hottest potatoes in international sport right back into the hands of the World Anti-Doping Agency. While a WADA team...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part II: Nassar overshadows all

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As 2018 fades away, what were the top stories of the year in the Olympic Movement, both in the U.S. and worldwide? We found...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia’s head of anti-doping asks for Putin’s help to resolve WADA...

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The drama over access to the Russian doping database in Moscow continues, with discussions reportedly taking place over another visit from the World Anti-Doping...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia refuses WADA team full access to Moscow lab data; now...

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The simmering fight within the anti-doping movement over Russia’s reinstatement by the World Anti-Doping Agency is now getting ready to boil over. WADA released a...

DOPING: WADA sending “technical mission” to Moscow next week

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The World Anti-Doping Agency announced last Friday that “A full technical mission from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be in Russia next week...

DOPING: Russian NOC appeals Moscow decision to ignore Zubkov’s Sochi doping

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In a move dripping with political calculations, the Russian National Olympic Committee appealed the decision of the Moscow City Court that invalidated the doping...

LANE ONE: This is the season to be thankful … you are not Yury...

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The traditional Thanksgiving holiday in the United States came yesterday, with millions remembering the many blessings in their lives, along with the challenges ahead...

LANE ONE: WADA Board holds the line on Russia, expands internal independence drive

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There was no clap of thunder or bolt of lightning which came from the World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board meeting in Baku (AZE) on...

LANE ONE: Fasten your seat belt: The Olympic Movement has a rough November ahead

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This promises to be a turbulent week for the Olympic Movement with two major off-the-field events taking place in Canada and Azerbaijan and at...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC tells Int’l Biathlon Union they are OK (and starts sending...

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One of the international sports federations in hot water over the past several months has been the International Biathlon Union (IBU), which had its...

THE BIG PICTURE: “Emergency summit” rips WADA for Russian reinstatement

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An “emergency summit” of national anti-doping agencies and athletes was called by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Civil war among the anti-doping agencies? Yes!

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The internal battle in the world anti-doping community is continuing unabated, as the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations (iNADO) is calling for “meaningful reform...

5-RING CIRCUS: Beckie Scott “bullied” at WADA ExCo meeting?

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The latest headlines from the reinstatement of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency came from former Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott, a member of...

LANE ONE: The IOC is slowly – but quite surely – changing, and it...

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This is usually a quiet time for the Olympic Movement and for the International Olympic Committee. But not in 2018. The winter-sports season hasn’t started...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA issues its annual report for 2017

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The annual report (for 2017) from the World Anti-Doping Agency was posted on Friday (5th), with WADA chair Craig Reedie (GBR) noting that “At...

LANE ONE: Remarkable WADA investigation of Kenyan doping finds it “unsophisticated”

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There have been entirely too many doping positives coming out of Kenya and its legendary distance-running program, leading to suspensions of stars like 2008...

THE BIG PICTURE: Anger over WADA’s reinstatement of Russia continues unabated

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The anger over the reinstatement of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) continues unabated. The latest is from WADA’s own Athlete Commission, released...

THE BIG PICTURE: iNADO rips parent WADA for Russia reinstatement

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The fallout from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant continued with a fusillade launched by...

LANE ONE: Russia readmitted by WADA, causing it to split apart

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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee did a curious thing on Thursday during its meeting in the Seychelles: by re-integrating Russia into its membership,...

LANE ONE: Thursday’s decision on RUSADA reinstatement is now about WADA, not Russia

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Strange how politics works, turning one thing into another. The protest by a small number of National Football League players to kneel during the playing...

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