The Purity of Sport Shall Not be Tarnished

The Purity of Sport Shall Not be Tarnished

Four years ago, Sports-ISAO came into being during the Rio Olympic Games. Its formation was championed by cyber professionals having a love of sport who saw in the fallout from the Kremlin’s Sochi doping denial not just another episode of traditional Soviet era cheating, but a cyber version of Russia’s irregular warfare strategy. Yet, hijacking […]

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99. A member of the Venezuelan Olympic equestrian team at the Olympic Games in 1956, she was a pioneer in the promotion of gender equality in sport as one […]

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

July 15, 2020 IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic MovementThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already supported the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) with more than USD 100 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.To date and as needed, USD 63 million have been allocated to IFs and USD 37 […]

What is disinformation?

What is disinformation?

Wikipedia defines disinformation as “false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive.” This information which may be misleading but can also be unintentional. Disinformation has been around before the COVID-19 pandemic but it has increased during the crisis. During COVID-19, the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) developed a policy brief […]

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA), and the ITA thus brings forward these cases.   The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or before […]

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics can confirm that it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) on 1 July, nor any information on when the monies may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the Federation. As a result, World Athletics will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian […]

Geopolitics and face masks

Geopolitics and face masks

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. According to April 20, 2020 MarketWatch article, the face mask market will reach 3.14 billion by 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand all across the world. 50 countries already […]

COVID-19 and populations at risk update

COVID-19 and populations at risk update

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness, but now CDC has further defined age- […]

Russian Paranoia

Russian Paranoia

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. Russia is doing just that, and no doubt seeks to point to other government’s similar malfeasance as justification. Accordingly, President Vladimir Putin points his finger at the United States as […]

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

By Stephen H. Campbell This is Part II of a two-part series on China. Part I focused on Chinese theft of US intellectual property. Part II explores Chinese influence operations. For decades since the Chinese Communist Revolution the world has become accustomed to a soothing rhetoric of peace and harmony emanating from China’s leaders: “amity […]

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