Grigory Rodchenkov

Hidden hard drives and burner phones: How the ‘Icarus’ team is trying to protect an Olympic doping whistleblower

NEW YORK — Hard drives hidden around the country. Burner phones that couldn’t be traced. A safe house in Los Angeles.<p>For the filmmakers behind “Icarus,” a cloak-and-dagger story of Russian Olympic doping, the themes of a documentary have for the past two years become the story of their lives. The …

Documentaries

Winter Olympics 2018: IOC approves list of 389 potential Russian neutral athletes

<b>A list of 389 Russians who could potentially compete as neutrals in Pyeongchang has been finalised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).</b><p>Russia was banned from February's Winter Olympics - and those who wish to take part must prove they are clean.<p>The IOC says it is "not possible to project" …

Olympics

Why Russia’s Out, North Korea’s In at Olympics

Russia’s national anthem has been a regular refrain at medal ceremonies during the Winter Olympics, but “Gimn Rossiiskoi Federatsii” (translation: …

Business

Grigory Rodchenkov: Russian whistleblower suspected British cheats

Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov suspected that "several" British athletes were doping, according to the man who helped him flee to the United States.

Athletics

Winter Olympics 2018: Grigory Rodchenkov to testify as 39 Russian athletes fight for right to compete

Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower at the heart of the Russian doping scandal, will submit evidence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport next …

Olympics

Russian Investigators Deny Doping Whistle-Blower’s Claims

MOSCOW — The Russian equivalent of the F.B.I. said on Tuesday that it had found evidence rebutting the accusations of systematic doping raised by a whistle-blower who coordinated drug testing during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.<p>Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that it had …

Russia

Anti-doping leaders call for transparency in process to clear Russians for Olympics

A group of anti-doping leaders who called on the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics is now calling for transparency in how Russian athletes will qualify to compete as neutral athletes.<p>The IOC on Dec. 5 suspended the Russian Olympic Committee while leaving a …

Olympics

Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week

(Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.<p>CAS said in a statement the hearings would begin on Monday in Geneva and run into the …

Olympics

FIFA sends whistleblower questions after doping intel review

FIFA says it has assessed new information related to doping in Russia based on a review of fresh evidence and submitted questions for the key …

FIFA

News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend

Russia plans doping retaliation. Activist's relatives flee Chechnya. 130 people poisoned.

Russia

4 years on in Sochi, cocktails replace steroid samples

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Would you drink a sample from the Sochi doping lab?<p>The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal that rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom.<p>Former lab director Grigory Rodchenkov has testified to doping …

Olympics

Commentary: French book stokes motor fraud rumors

Nobody wants to believe it’s true. Nobody wants to believe that the UCI will ever find a hidden motor in a Tour de France or Giro d’Italia winner’s …

Bicycle Racing

IOC accused of 'backroom deals' with Russia over doping scandal

Film-makers behind Olympic doping exposé say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitors<p>The film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of doing “backroom deals” with Moscow ahead …

Sports (India)

Fifa’s big year: what does 2018 have in store for soccer’s embattled rulers?

<b>Few monikers in sport conjure so many negative connotations as that of Fifa, the much-maligned and often derided governing body of world soccer. Over</b> …

FIFA

Russian doping scandal whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to testify despite threats to life

He fled to the United States in 2016 saying he feared for his life after the sudden death of two senior officials in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency …

Sports (India)

The Sun Can't Burn Your Wings When It's 7 Degrees

Today I headed out for a little spin on Ol' Foodie, which what I'm now calling Ol' Piney when it's in "road mode," since it looks like a food …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Week That Was: Dana Vollmer Announces Return To Competition In Austin

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick<p>The first week into 2018 saw a major U.S. National Team veteran announce her return to competition next week at the TYR …

Olympics

Revisiting Bryan Fogel and his real-life thriller ‘Icarus’

Now that Russia has been banned from the upcoming Winter Olympics, we thought it would be a good time to revisit our interview with ‘Icarus’ director …

Documentaries

Lance Armstrong Thought About Himself Watching Icarus, the Doping Documentary

When you watch <i>Icarus</i> — the masterful 2017 documentary in which one of the subjects unexpectedly blows the whistle on widespread, state-sponsored …

Entertainment

Lance Armstrong really likes Netflix doping documentary Icarus

<i>By Philippe Tremblay. Originally published by Canadian Cycling Magazine.</i><p>Over the holidays, Lance Armstrong sat down and watched Icarus – the …

Running

What the Russian Doping Scandal Means for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics, which take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 9 through Feb. 25, will be missing a key competitor.<p>While the North …

Olympics

ICARUS, Documentary on Russian Doping Scandal, Up for Academy Award - Swimming World News

ICARUS, the documentary by <b>Bryan Fogel</b> that shed light on Russia’s institutionalized doping scandal, has been nominated for an Academy Award.<p>Out of …

Documentaries

CAS clears Russians to race in non-Olympic skeleton, bobsled

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport will not intervene in a dispute between the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and its doping tribunal over letting Russian athletes compete despite their Olympic life bans.<p>The IBSF says the court decided it had "clearly no …

Bobsled

Jessie Diggins: Minnesota skier is fierce, fun, and one of America's best hopes for Olympic gold

Then the camera finds Minnesota native Jessie Diggins.<p>She waves both hands, shakes her fists above her shoulders, punches the air, her face split in …

Olympic Village

Critics Say FIFA is Stalling a Doping Inquiry as World Cup Nears

London — Dealing with Russia and its doping program haunted the International Olympic Committee for over a year. Now it’s FIFA’s turn.<p>With the Russia World Cup six months away, leaders of the antidoping movement are criticizing soccer’s governing body over its failure to pursue more aggressively …

FIFA

Brian Gionta Named Captain Of Men's Hockey Team As 2018 U.S. Olympic Rosters Are Announced

Twelve years after he donned the red, white and blue for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in Turin, Italy, Brian Gionta has been named captain of the 2018 men’s squad that will go for gold next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<p>On Monday, USA Hockey introduced representatives from its 2018 Olympic …

Olympics

Lawyer: IOC should keep Russian ban in place until threats to whistleblower stop

The lawyer for Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has called for the International Olympic Committee to do more to stem a recent surge …

Russia

FIFA not seeking whistleblower's Russia doping info, lawyer says

FIFA has made no attempt to contact Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to gain information about "many" footballers embroiled in the …

Soccer

Lawyer: FIFA not seeking whistleblower's Russia doping info

A Russian doping whistleblower's lawyer says FIFA has made no attempt to gain information about "many" footballers embroiled in the widespread conspiracy.<p>Lawyer Jim Walden told The Associated Press that Grigory Rodchenkov's has "information about Russian footballers being protected by the state …

Russia

FIFA criticized for not seeking whistleblower’s information on Russian doping

FIFA has made no attempt to contact Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to gain information about “many” footballers embroiled in the …

Russia