Felix Dzerzhinsky is Alive and Well and Living in Russia

Felix Dzerzhinsky is Alive and Well and Living in Russia

The Obama Administration’s public announcement linking of a series of high profile cyber attacks against U.S. targets has raised the specter of an all out information and propaganda war to a new level.   The Russian hacker group that is collectively known as Guccifer 2.0 is believed to be behind recent breaches of U.S. government […]

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

There is no shortage of controversies at this year’s Olympics, whether they are caused by the athletes, the organizing committees, or someone else. The IOC sent home Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby for refusing to shake his Israeli competitor Or Sasson’s hand after losing to him on Friday. When called back to the floor to […]

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

This year’s Olympics have been difficult for the Russian team, especially following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Someone illegally gained access to Yulia Stepanova’s electronic World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) account. Stepanova is a track and field athlete for Russia, and she was the whistleblower that drew attention to Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. The hack allowed the […]

Russia Upsets Brazil in Mens Beach Volleyball

Russia Upsets Brazil in Mens Beach Volleyball

Liamin and Barsouk of Russia shockingly upset Pedro and Evandro of Brazil in match three, 15 to 10. Russia, ranked 23rd in the tournament beat the number 4 ranked team, Brazil, who had home field advantage and the crowd on their side. Pedro is known for having the absolute best jump serve in the game… […]

22 of 28 Russian Rowers Banned from the Rio Olympics

22 of 28 Russian Rowers Banned from the Rio Olympics

The FISA Executive Committee decided that 22 of the 28 Russian rowers cannot participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because they did not follow the IOC’s anti-doping criteria. Previously, the Russian Olympic Committee approved 26 rowers and 2 coxswains for its Olympic team. None of these athletes tested positive for banned substances since 2011, […]