IOC Lowers the Hammer on Russia for Doping

The International Olympic Commission has sanctioned the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia.

IOC Lowers the Hammer on Russia for Doping

Once again Russian doping is a key topic at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). And once again the IOC bans Russian athletes from competing. This time it is the 2018 Winter Games scheduled for February. The IOC’s actions follow a 17-month investigation of Russian manipulation of testing during the 2014 Sochi Games, during which The […]

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

The geopolitics of sports - reaching new levels of manipulation

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

Geopolitical uncertainties in regional relations threaten the long-term planning efforts of major sporting events. 2018 Winter Olympics There are currently growing concerns about the heated rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea about the impact on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  As of Nov. 16, organizers say they’ve hit just 41% of their sales […]

NFL Free Agents Data Breach

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) confirmed players home addresses, cell phone numbers, email address, colleges, dates of birth and agent fees were part of the exposed data.

NFL Free Agents Data Breach

The NFL has been in the spotlight for many things lately, unfortunately, some of the attention has not been positive. unwanted attention regarding the National Anthem. Between the President, NFL owners and the players expressing their opinions on what anatomical positions a player should be during the playing of the national anthem the conversation has […]

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

After the Experian Hack athletes on the world stage are even more exposed.

Briefing for the Athletic Industry on the Fancy Bears Threat

Guest Post By Yomphana Adams   The Fancy Bears hacks and dox releases this summer highlight the need for advanced planning briefing in the athletic industry.  The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, the Football Association and FIFA were impacted by Fancy Bear actions.  In July prior to the IAAF World Championship in […]

Pura Vida for the Orediggers

Pura Vida for the Orediggers

Editors Note:  This article was contributed as a human interest story to illustrate the importance of sports as an outreach and communications framework that should be protected from cyber attack. By R. Stein Colorado School of Mines On July 29, twenty-seven women soccer players from Colorado School of Mines, along with the coaching staff, left […]

Launch Press Coverage

Launch Press Coverage

An important cybersecurity online magazine covered the official launch of the Sports-ISAO on September 15, 2016.  The article, entitled Sports Threat Intelligence-Sharing Group Formed was written by Steve Zurier.

Olympic Medals Reallocation

Olympic Medals Reallocation

Extra medal ceremonies took place during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London this past week.   Five teams and eleven athletes whose results have been upgraded from past world championships received redistributed medals.  The reallocation and updated results stem from doping violations related to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).  […]

RusAF Suspension Stands

RusAF Suspension Stands

While nineteen Russians are participating at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London as neutral athletes, the IAAF voted overwhelmingly against allowing Russian athletes from participating in the World Championships this week. The Russian Federation was suspended by the IAAF from participating in international world events due to the World Anti-Doping […]

The Legacy of Bolt

The Legacy of Bolt

Contributed by:  Christopher Kolezynski Usain Bolt became a household name in track and field quite some time ago. In 2008, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Bolt won the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m races with world record setting times. In 2012, at the Olympic games in London, Bolt won all three gold medals beating his […]

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