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An investigation in 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of state sponsored doping resulting in the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) being banned from international events.
A verbal altercation between a Canadian delegation member and Russian coach has garnered the attention of Fancy Bears resulting in a February 7th post on their site chastising Canada’s efforts in the previous winter games in addition to covering up an athlete’s doping activities during the Olympic Games in Rio. The incident occurred early […]
A timeline of interference
A useful exercise in evaluating the long-term effects of Russian interference in the culture of other sovereign nations is the visualization of the long-term ‘hacking’ of government and industry websites. This serves as a surrogate for visualizing the information warfare that has been occurring since, at least, 2008. By analogy, and with reference to the […]
Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
Guest Post by: Abhimanyu Dev As we step into the second month of 2018, the Winter Olympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner. The opening ceremony kicks off on the 9th of February 2018. The schedule for the events can be found here. The Winter Olympics will have 2800 […]
The International Olympic Commission has sanctioned the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia.
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 […]
The geopolitics of sports - reaching new levels of manipulation
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 […]
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.
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 […]
After the Experian Hack athletes on the world stage are even more exposed.
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 […]
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 […]
Rafa Marquez, one of Mexico’s greatest soccer players and the captain of Mexico’s national soccer team, along with 21 other Mexican nationals were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly acting as a front person and holding assets for suspected Mexican drug kingpin, Raul Flores Hernandez. The sanctions were part of a multi […]