Archive for 'Olympics'

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Explained.

With the Summer Olympics in full swing, performance enhancing drugs are making headlines. Mostly, the focus has been on the ban of Russian athletes who have tested positive various banned substances. The use of performance enhancing drugs is nothing new, and it may be helpful to understand more about what they are. There are four […]

Olympic Doping: Re-Tests Show Cheating in 2008, 2012 Games

The 2016 Olympics aren’t the only games marred by doping scandals; new re-tests have proven that cheating took place in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Forty more athlete’s tests have come up positive showing that over twenty-three medalists used performance drugs to achieve their championship victories. Doping is a serious issue that comes with […]

Russia’s Doping Scandal Continues as 2016 Summer Olympics Approach

Russian athletes and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) have failed to overturn their a suspension from the 2016 Olympic Games. The reason for the ban had to do with doping and the number of athletes that tested positive for drugs. Only a few men and women could compete in the Olympics being held in Rio. Athletes […]

Olympic Drug Testing Lab Suspended Just Weeks Ahead of the Games 

Another drug testing scandal has rocked the 2016 Olympics. This time, it has nothing to do with Russian athletes and everything to do with the Brazilian laboratory designated to conduct tests for the games in Rio de Janeiro which are scheduled to take place in August. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the lab for […]

Widespread Doping Leads to Ban of Russian Track & Field Teams from 2016 Olympics

Sorry, Russia track and field fans: Russian Olympic athletes are banned from the games in Rio de Janeiro due to doping allegations. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) note that although progress has been made, the Russian Athletic Federation (RUSAF) has not met conditions allowing it to be reinstated into the IAAF. Russian athletes […]

Russian Doping Scandal May Keep Country Out of 2016 Olympics

Drugs and sports are, unfortunately, a common pairing. The pressure to be the best, even as young as at high school level sports, results in many athletes turning to drugs to improve their performance. According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, Russia’s problem with athletic doping is especially severe–enough so that the country might be […]