Russia’s paralympic team gets barred from Rio games

Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program. science news Continue reading Russia’s paralympic team gets barred from Rio games

Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

Russia is banned from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program, after losing an appeal at sport’s highest court. science news Continue reading Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics

Jenny Simpson suspicious of Genzebe Dibaba, the woman she’ll battle in 1500 finals

Athletes at the Rio Olympics, including Jenny Simpson, have been emboldened about calling out those they believe may be tainted. science news Continue reading Jenny Simpson suspicious of Genzebe Dibaba, the woman she’ll battle in 1500 finals

Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance at Rio Olympics

A female Chinese swimmer has tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics, China’s swimming association said Friday — the first competitor in the sport to fail a test at the games. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance at Rio Olympics

Kiszla: The Russians are coming! Let the Games – and the cheating – begin in the Olympic swamp

The cheaters are coming! The cheaters are coming! Despite a doping scandal as big and bold as the Olympic rings, a huge contingent of Russian athletes walked into the Games of the XXXI Olympiad like they owned the joint. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Kiszla: The Russians are coming! Let the Games – and the cheating – begin in the Olympic swamp

Olympic and anti-doping leaders clash over Russian scandal

Declaring that the global drug-testing system is damaged, Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials vowed Tuesday to fix the problems and prevent the type of scandal that has embroiledRussian athletes in the lead-up to the games in Rio de Janeiro. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Olympic and anti-doping leaders clash over Russian scandal

British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead wins appeal against doping violations

The 27-year-old Armitstead won a silver medal in the road race at the London Games in 2012 and is one of the favorites in Rio. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead wins appeal against doping violations

World Anti-Doping Agency fires back at IOC over Russian scandal

The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to deepen. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading World Anti-Doping Agency fires back at IOC over Russian scandal

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

All of Russia’s weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics on Friday for doping for what the international federation called “extremely shocking” results that brought the sport into “disrepute.” Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

Russia confident majority of its athletes to compete in Rio Olympics

Russia’s best-known track and field athlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva, said she had been refused in her last attempt to make the team for Rio following the blanket ban on Russia in that sport. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Russia confident majority of its athletes to compete in Rio Olympics