Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

Putin plays chess. His years in the KGB taught him patience and planning.  He plays the long game, he positions his pieces and waits for the perfect moment to strike. The World Cup has proven to be an outstanding publicity coup for Putin.  It was foreshadowed with fear for attendee’s safety.  British media and UK officials […]

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Putin’s World Cup Miscalculation

Media pundits and geopolitical scholars have compared Putin’s World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, asserting that the global spectacle of the World Cup is primarily a propaganda effort by Putin’s Russia.  Indeed, the Sochi Olympic Games were just held in 2014, and Putin sought to grandstand his nation through a deceitful athlete doping and […]

WADA Releases Doping Rules Violations from 2016

WADA Releases Doping Rules Violations from 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report April 26th indicating nearly 1600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) occurred in 2016.  The violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports. The report analyzed a total of 229, 514 samples from WADA accredited laboratories accounting for 1,595 ADRVs. The majority of the violations, […]

Fancy Bears Targets Canada

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.

Fancy Bears Targets Canada

  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 […]

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 […]

London “Gat” No Love for Gatlin

London “Gat” No Love for Gatlin

Contributed by: Yomphana Adams   Admist jeers not cheers, Justin Gatlin won his preliminary heat in 10.05 seconds yesterday. But it was his performance in the 100 meter final today against Usain Bolt that got the crowd riled up. Gatlin beat Usain Bolt in his last race before retiring at the Council of the International […]

Fancy Bear & WADA Modifications

Fancy Bear & WADA Modifications

The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) released details of the data breach that occurred last month to its Anti-Doping Agency Management System (ADAMS) that had been built specifically for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  None of the other WADA systems appear to have been affected by the hack.  Most troubling, however, is that WADA found “inconsistencies” […]