Category: Olympics

The Fight Against Doping by Russian Athletes

As the saga of the doping by Russian athletes enters its fifth year, new leadership at the World Anti-Doping Agency will take over. Witold Banka takes over January 1 as president of WADA. Elected to the post in November, the Polish minister of sport is succeeding Craig Reedie, who is retiring from the IOC in…

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GAMMA Headed for Toward IOC Approval?

The Global Association Of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) on Thursday, 19 December, announced that it formally submitted its application for Observer Status with the Global Association Of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Observer Status allows GAMMA to continue improving and strengthening governance, rules, policies, and global representation for mixed martial arts. This represents the first step GAMMA needs to…

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation Supporter Honoured with Black Belt Certificate

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue presented an honorary seventh dan black belt certificate to Dr. Lu Dezhi, chairman of the Huamin Charity Foundation. The honour recognises Lu’s “commitment and contribution” to taekwondo and in particular his work with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). This year the THF, which works to teach the sport to refugees…

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Olympic Organizations Face Multiple Investigations by Justice Department, State Attorneys General

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating several American Olympic sports organizations — including the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming and USA Taekwondo — for their handling of allegations of sexual abuse committed by coaches and officials as well as for possible financial wrongdoing. In further developments, the attorneys general in…

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