Results: oswald commission

22/12/2017

IOC sanctions 11 Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published 11 new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the following Russian athletes have been sanctioned: – Speed skaters Ivan Skobrev and Artem...

12/12/2017

IOC sanctions six athletes and closes one case as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, six Russian ice hockey players, Inna Dyubanok, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Anna Shibanova, Ekaterina Smolentseva...

11/12/2017

IOC publishes two full decisions as part of the Oswald Commission findings

On 1 November, the IOC announced that Evgeny Belov was found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of the International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, 2014, and was disqualified from the events in which he participated. In addition, he...

01/12/2017

IOC sanctions three Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, two Russian cross-country skiers, Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko, and Russian biathlete Olga Zaytseva have been sanctioned. More hearings...

29/11/2017

IOC sanctions three Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, three Russian bobsledders, Aleksandr Kas’yanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and IIvir Khuzin, have been sanctioned. More hearings concerning...

22/11/2017

IOC sanctions four Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the four Russian skeleton athletes, Sochi 2014 bronze medallist Elena Nikitina, Mariia Orlova, Olga Potylitsyna and Sochi 2014...

02/11/2017

WADA welcomes the IOC Oswald Commission’s first sanctions against Russian athletes identified via the Agency’s McLaren Investigation

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) media release yesterday; in which, it published the first two decisions from its Oswald Disciplinary Commission Hearings that are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. In July 2016, the IOC formed the...

01/11/2017

IOC sanctions two Russians as part of Oswald Commission findings

• Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published the first conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 Forensic and Analytic Doping Investigations. As a result, the two Russian athletes Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov have been sanctioned. Additional...

Features 08/10/2020

Has Russia scored an own goal?

It still sounds fantastical. That Russia engineered a sample swapping system within the official anti-doping Laboratory at the Sochi 2014 Olympics, the aim of which was to allow its ‘protected’ athletes to dope unimpeded. Irrespective of whether or not you accept the evidence that such a scheme took place,...

12/08/2020

German biathlete was ‘victim’ of Russia’s Sochi 2014 plan

German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was a victim of Russia’s manipulation of the doping control process during the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov has alleged in his book. However, as usual, the truth may be a little more complicated. Russia didn’t report a single adverse analytical finding (AAF) at...

11/03/2020

Inaction over Chuvash Report underlines State control*

* This article was amended on 22 April, largely through the addition of footnotes, after Ganus sent The Sports Integrity Initiative a 6 April letter, addressed ‘to all stakeholders’. It is assumed that it was also presented as RUSADA’s ‘response and clarifications’ to issues highlighted in this article at...

Features 28/02/2018

Dr. Rodchenkov’s lawyer threatens legal action against Prokhorov

Jim Walden, lawyer for Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, has threatened legal action against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov if he is financing a defamation lawsuit launched by three Russian biathletes against the former Director of the Moscow and Sochi 2014 laboratories. ‘We note that the Lawsuit, based on information in...

23/02/2018

An Open Letter to IOC Members and Olympic Athletes of Russia Implementation Group

The Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games are winding down, and soon the spotlight will shift from the athletes’ performances to the celebration of sport through the theatre of the closing ceremonies. Hanging in the balance is your decision regarding Russian involvement in the Closing Ceremonies at Pyeongchang. The world has...

07/02/2018

The IOC’s Russian problem: exclusion was never an option

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) never wanted to exclude Russia from the Olympic Games, and lacks the required evidence to sanction its athletes for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). In this article, Andy Brown looks at the reasons why. Tomorrow, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will almost certainly...

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