Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

Russian Athletes Might be Reinstated: Available for Competition

On the cusp of the IAAF world championships London games next month, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) may reinstate the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) in early August.  ARAF membership was severely impacted by the 2015 report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that exposed systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia.  The issue was so […]

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

Despite the plethora of problems currently facing Brazil, the host country was able to win several gold medals during the Olympics. Brazil won its first medal of the Games in judo after Rafaela Silva won against Mongolia’s Sumiya Dorjsuren. Silva is Brazil’s first world champion in the sport, but she was disqualified from the 2012 […]

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 […]

Germany’s Experience of the Olympic Games

Germany’s Experience of the Olympic Games

Germany’s Olympic team has experienced several victories during the Games so far, but it has also faced tragedy. Germany has won several gold medals so far. German discus thrower Christoph Harting won gold on Saturday after narrowly out-throwing the previous leader, Poland’s Piotr Małachowski, in his last throw. Małachowski won silver in this event but […]

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Although Spain is not high on the Olympic medal leaderboard, it has been having a successful Olympics in Rio. Swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia won Spain’s first-ever women’s Olympics swimming gold medal in the 200m butterfly. In addition, her time for this race was the fastest this year. She also won a bronze medal in the […]

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 […]

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Joseph Schooling Upstaged the Great Michael Phelps in the 100m Butterfly to Win Singapore’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal Asian champion Schooling, 21, completed a wire-to-wire victory to deny Phelps a fourth successive title in the event, winning in a Games record 50.39sec.  Phelps, the defending champion and world record holder, finished second in a three-way […]

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

So far, there have been many successes at the Rio Olympics, but this does not mean that the Games were not faced with challenges. After the first day of competition, Australia and Hungary each had two gold medals, leading the world. The US had one gold medal and four silver medals at the end of […]

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes for this year’s Olympics have begun to arrive in Rio. The Irish boxing, gymnastic, and swimming teams were among the first athletes to arrive in Rio last week. The Team Ireland spokesman stated that the Irish are happy with their accommodations, and they have begun to train in Rio to prepare for the Games.[1] […]

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, […]