Candidate for IWF presidency says “we owe it to our athletes to make sure they are represented by leaders in the best possible way”

Mohamed Yousef Al-Mana believes weightlifters have suffered in the past and it’s time to change that

Uzbekistan para powerlifter banned by IPC for three years over positive doping result

Iskander Tursunbaev tested positive on three different urine samples

Team GB told by CAS to give back silver medals from Tokyo 2020

The men’s 4 x 100m relay team representing Great Britain was informed it must return their medals from the Tokyo Games due to doping violation

IWF stands in solidarity with anti-doping division of Court of Arbitration

The court recently stripped Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of his 2016 Olympic gold medal

Kamila Valieva will return to the ice for The Channel One Cup

The 15-year-old figure skater is set to compete this weekend in the star studded, Russian-only event

Olympic historian expects more positives and possible medal reallocations from re-testing of London 2012 samples

However, Bill Mallon does not foresee many retroactive doping cases from recent Games: “They know how sensitive the tests are now and they know they can’t get away with very much any more.”

Nijat Rahimov will be stripped of Rio 2016 gold medal

The weightlifter from Kazakhstan also faces an eight year ban from the sport for doping

Yelena Lashmanova stripped of Olympic medal and world title due to doping disqualification

The AIU announced sanctions against Russian racewalker Yelena Lashmanova on Monday. Lashmanova will likely be stripped of her lone Olympic medal and World Title as part of the disciplinary proceedings

“Enough is enough:” Edwin Moses says Russia and Belarus should be banned from Paris 2024 and Milano-Cortina 2026

The Olympic gold medalist and emeritus chair of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said the invasion of Ukraine on the heels of doping scandals warrants immediate action by the IOC

London 2012 Olympic medalist will finally get his medal

After being declared the bronze medalist in 2019 after others were stripped of their medals due to doping violations, Tervel Dlagnev will be presented his reward this weekend

Spanish figure skater Laura Barquero fails drug test from Beijing Games

Her sample was flagged after short program in pairs competition last Saturday

THE HULA REPORT: Beijing in the rear view mirror

The Beijing Winter Olympics are over, but not the controversies

After her Olympic tragedy, Kamila Valieva left Beijing and landed in Moscow without speaking to the press

Russian sports minister calls for international solidarity with the young figure skater, while conflict between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the CAS panel escalates

Thomas Bach lashes out at “tremendous coldness” of Kamila Valieva entourage after fourth-place finish

The IOC president said he was “disturbed” watching the 15-year-old in her disastrous free skate, and wants her entourage investigated. He also said the IOC will look at the issue of minors competing in senior competition

Ukrainian bobsledder Lidiia Hunko tests positive for steroids

Hunko becomes the third Olympian with a positive doping test during the Beijing Games

Kamila Valieva‘s misfortune is lucky break for IOC as she places fourth

The 15-year-old Russian falls twice in mistake-ridden program with teammates winning gold and silver as doping case presses on.

Cross country skier from Ukraine is third doping case at Beijing 2022

Valentyna Kaminska tested positive for an anabolic steroid and two stimulants on February 10

Before Kamila Valieva, there was Andreea Raducan (and also Rick DeMont)

The two 16-year-olds had the book thrown at them after testing positive for banned substances due to the mistakes of others.

Russian Olympic Committee assures that Valieva is “all right” after missing last press conference

The Russian skater’s lawyer says she is not focused now on possible effect of the “Rodchenkov Law”.

Comité Olímpico Ruso asegura que con Valieva “todo está bien” tras ausentarse de última rueda de prensa

La abogada de la patinadora rusa dice no estar centrada ahora en posible efecto de la “Ley Rodchenkov”.

No medal, no flower for Kamila Valieva if she medals. She gets an asterisk instead

The 15-year-old Russian figure skater will not be forced to go to the medalist press conference.

“It’s a trifecta of substances” Reports say Valieva test result reveals presence of three drugs, not just trimetazidine

According to the New York Times, two of the substances are not on the banned list but their presence in Valieva’s system is difficult to explain

IOC refutes USOPC claims: no connection “so far” with Russian state doping in 2014

“Until we know the circumstances of the case, I don’t think it’s fair to speak about (doping) culture,” Denis Oswald, the chair of IOC’s disciplinary commission, said.

Kamila Valieva could have inadvertently ingested grandfather’s heart medication

The 15-year-old Russian figure skater is scheduled to compete in the women’s short program Tuesday night

Sha’Carri Richardson suggests racial bias the main factor over CAS’s decision to let Valieva skate

The American sprinter was banned from the Tokyo 2020 Games over a positive drug test. She took to Twitter to express her feelings about her situation and Valieva’s

RUSADA rejects WADA claims and assures that it delivered “on time” the doping samples of figure skater Kamila Valieva

The World Anti-Doping Agency blamed RUSADA for the delay in the result of the samples by not advising the laboratory of their priority. There is already more talk about Valieva than Peng Shuai inside and outside Beijing.

RUSADA rechaza afirmaciones de la WADA y asegura que entregó “a tiempo” las muestras de dopaje de la patinadora Kamila Valieva

La Agencia Mundial Antidoping culpó a RUSADA por la tardanza en el resultado de las muestras al no advertir su prioridad al laboratorio. Ya se habla más de Valieva que de Peng Shuai dentro y fuera de Beijing.

From “awful decision” to “we need more empathy”: Valieva case divides analysts in the U.S. Olympic scene

Figure skating pundits, doping experts split on whether Court of Arbitration for Sport made the right decision to let the 15-year-old Russian compete.

Court of Arbitration for Sport Clears the Way for Kamila Valieva to compete

The 15-year-old Russian skater, who tested positive for a banned substance, is the favorite to win the gold medal in the women’s event. The fate of the team event, which the Russian Olympic Committee won, is still unclear.

Valieva continues to practice and wait for her chance to skate

The Russian Olympic Committee teenager is still allowed to practice while she awaits her fate

THE HULA REPORT: Cracks in the Ice for Winter Olympics

It remains to be seen whether an event limited to athletes from North America and Europe can flourish or flounder.

Kremlin comes to Valieva’s defense: “Walk proudly, perform and win”

The 15-year-old tested positive for a banned substance on December 25, although the results did not come to light until earlier this week.

Will she be allowed to skate? The status of Kamila Valieva remains uncertain ahead of women’s short program

Valieva tested positive for a banned substance and could be stripped of a gold medal in the team event.

Iranian skier Hossein Saveh Shemshaki, first positive case in doping control of Beijing 2022

In a statement, the ITA reported that the banned substance detected is an anabolic steroid. Russian press says that the International Figure Skating Federation is analyzing an increase in the age limit for competitors.

Esquiador iraní Hossein Saveh Shemshaki, primer caso positivo en control antidopaje de Beijing 2022

En un comunicado, la ITA informó que la sustancia prohibida detectada es un esteroide anabólico. Prensa rusa dice que Federación Internacional de Patinaje Artístico analiza un aumento en el límite de edad de competidores.

Athlete convicted of doping wins first gold medal of Beijing 2022

Norway’s Therese Johaug won the first gold medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics in commanding fashion. The race was her first at a Winter Olympics since 2014, after a doping ban kept her from competition in 2018.

A letter from the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency to athletes of the world

Around the Rings reproduces verbatim the WADA president’s letter to the athletes.

Sancionan nuevo decreto antidopaje en el país

Con la puesta en marcha de la norma se busca que el Tribunal Nacional Disciplinario contra el dopaje tenga más herramientas de control

World Triathlon Executive Board sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation

The sanction will last for one year and is due to numerous doping violations

IWF presidential candidate vows to clean up sport and secure weightlifting’s place in future Olympic Games

The sport has been awash in scandal and doping for years. IOC President Thomas Bach has strongly hinted their spot in the Paris 2024 program is far from a sure thing.