• Beijing, London Games positive re-tests rise, more expected
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Beijing, London Games positive re-tests rise, more expected

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics have found another three positive tests to take the tally to 101 and more are expected, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC medical director Richard

  • IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020
    Reuters3 hours ago

    IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Venues for the five new sports to be introduced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were finalised on Tuesday following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters. Baseball and softball will be held

  • Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

    Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals. The agency, known as Rusada, said in a statement on Wednesday that Isinbayeva would

  • IOC extends provisional measures against Russia
    Reuters4 hours ago

    IOC extends provisional measures against Russia

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it had extended provisional measures against Russia over its doping scandal "until further notice" pending the evaluation of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-commissioned report