Canadian doping investigator Richard McLaren says athletes have duty to report offences

The writer of the independent World Anti-Doping Agency report which uncovered evidence of institutionalized doping in Russian game said on Tuesday that athletes should be duty-bound to report instances where they understand of medication use by others. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren said the system could be modelled on principles regulating match-fixing where failing to […]

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Sochi gold medallist among four Russians banned for doping

Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medallist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medallist Elena Nikitina. Russia, […]

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Calgary Borrows Additional research of 2026 Olympics bid — with conditions

Calgary could stop considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games if the provincial and federal governments do not agree to financially support the process by early in the new year. City councillors on Monday voted to give municipal bureaucrats $1-million to continue research into bidding for the Games. Calgary’s administrators will likely receive […]

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Putin accuses U.S. of election meddling over Russian doping allegations

President Vladimir Putin is indicating a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American effort to intervene in next year’s Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In all, six Russian skiers have been found guilty by an International Olympics […]

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Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos gets two-year sanction for anti-doping Breach

Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos obtained a two-year sanction in the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on Monday for an anti-doping rule breach. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 9, revealed the presence of illegal stimulants (oxilofrine and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine), the CCES stated in a release. The stimulants are categorized as […]

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