Results: evgeny blokhin

25/06/2018

Questions remain over FIFA action on Russian sample swapping evidence

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has attempted to dismiss allegations that it knew the sample of a Russian footballer had been swapped 18 months ago, and failed to do anything about it. The Mail on Sunday reported that the Russian Ministry of Sport covered up an adverse analytical finding...

14/05/2018

Russia’s SKR claim new information refutes Dr. Rodchenkov’s evidence

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SKR) said it has sent the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) details of doping tests carried out on 14 athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which it alleges shows that their samples took between 30 minutes and two hours to process during...

25/04/2018

Legkov & Zubkov: sport is ill-equipped to deal with institutionalised corruption

The Court of Arbitration (CAS) yesterday published two Reasoned Decisions outlining that while it was ‘comfortably satisfied’ that Russian bobsledder Alexandr Zubkov committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) at the Sochi 2014 Olympics, it was not satisfied that cross country skier Alexander Legkov had committed an ADRV. Whilst the...

01/02/2018

Global anti-doping system compromised ahead of PyeongChang 2018

The global anti-doping system appears compromised ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, according to a documentary produced for ARD (video below). Undercover athletes were prescribed prohibited substances by a Swiss doctor shortly before the Games, and experts were able to open and reseal both types of sample collection...

31/01/2018

Russian ‘doping protocol’ at Beijing 2008 & London 2012 Olympics

New documents obtained by journalists for ARD are alleged to show that Russia operated a ‘doping protocol’ at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, detailing prohibited substances to be used on athletes and urine swapping processes to avoid positive tests. In the documentary, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov – former...

29/08/2017

Annual Report outlines progress & politics of WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) annual report, published last week, outlines some of the successes the agency has achieved over the 2016 year, however certain facts that don’t suit WADA’s political agenda appear to have been excluded. In the report (PDF below), WADA outlines progress made in areas such...

03/11/2016

Russia adopts law criminalising doping

Russia’s State Duma (parliament) today adopted a Federal law ‘On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation to strengthen responsibility for anti-doping rule violations’, the country’s Ministry of Sport announced. However concerns remain that the new law may seek to sanction individuals rather than investigate and punish...

Features 18/07/2016

McLaren report implicates Russian state and others in systemic doping

The 97-page Independent Person (IP) Report compiled by Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) not only provided conclusive evidence of state-sanctioned doping in all Russian sports, but also implicated the Russian Ministry of Sport, the Russian Olympic Committee and WADA itself. As such, Russia could face a...

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