BULGARIAN WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION FILES AN APPEAL AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

The Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation (BWF) has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on 9 November 2015 in which it was fined USD 500,000 and banned from entering the next Youth Olympic and Olympic Games after 11 of its athletes were found to have committed anti-doping rule violations. In appealing to … Continue reading BULGARIAN WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION FILES AN APPEAL AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES : PREPARATIONS FOR CAS AD HOC DIVISION AT THE RIO 2016 GAMES ARE UNDERWAY

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is preparing to open a temporary office on the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in order to resolve legal disputes which may arise during the games. This special tribunal, called the CAS ad hoc Division, has operated at each edition of the Summer and Winter Olympic games since 1996, as well as at other major sporting … Continue reading RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES : PREPARATIONS FOR CAS AD HOC DIVISION AT THE RIO 2016 GAMES ARE UNDERWAY

THE OLYMPIC ROUNDUP

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach met the Czech President, Milos Zeman, on the eve of the annual General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), whose President is Patrick Joseph Hickey, in Prague. The two leaders discussed sport in the Czech Republic and its positive role in society. President Bach talked about the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United … Continue reading THE OLYMPIC ROUNDUP

IOC President addresses African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach called on the 54 African National Olympic Committees (NOCs) present at the ANOCA General Assembly in Mauritius to work to maintain the credibility of sports competition and of sports organisations.   “You cannot dissociate the two from each other,” he told the sports leaders. “I am not getting tired to repeat this message that we have to make … Continue reading IOC President addresses African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly

Rio 2016 Guarantees Commitment to Clean Olympics

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has reiterated its commitment to protect clean athletes and promoting clean sport after the publication of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report into allegations of widespread doping in sport. Rio 2016’s executive director of communications Mario Andrada said: “The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee will do its utmost to guarantee clean Games. We … Continue reading Rio 2016 Guarantees Commitment to Clean Olympics

Athletics doping: London 2012 medallists ‘suspected cheats’

London 2012 medallists are among suspected Russian drugs cheats who escaped bans when bribes were allegedly paid to the heads of world athletics. The Sunday Times claimed it has obtained a list of eight athletes who officials recommended should be banned in 2011. But it is alleged Lamine Diack, then head of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, and Dr Gabriel Dolle, the ex-anti-doping chief, received payments. The pair … Continue reading Athletics doping: London 2012 medallists ‘suspected cheats’