The Sports Media Became Puppets For A Hacker Group Yesterday
The hacker group Fancy Bears leaked documents pertaining to England runner Mo Farah without any verifiable, pertinent information, but the media reported it anyways.
What Actually Happens When a Trans Athlete Transitions
Fears of trans women taking over women’s sports simply doesn’t match up with the reality of the effects that transitioning and hormone replacement therapy have on an athlete’s body.
We Asked Veteran Track & Field Athletes How To Possibly Fix The Doping Problem
Surely, many reasoned, the Russian doping scandal would prompt real reform. Only six months after the Olympics, nothing much has changed and athletes are getting fed up.
IAAF Vote Means Russia Likely To Miss Track and Field World Championships
Part of the teams reinstatement hinges on Russian officials acknowledging the cheating actually happened.
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Report: Former IAAF Official Received $3.5 Million From Qatari Investors Prior to Vote
Qatar didn't win the 2017 Athletics World Championships bid, but eventually won for 2019.
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The Mountain (Running) Men in the Grassroots Fight Against Doping
Mountain, ultra, and trail running is a niche but growing sport. Now some of its most prominent athletes want to stop the rise of doping before it takes root.
Throwback Thursday: A New Contender for "Dirtiest Race in History"
In a sport plagued by doping scandals, the women’s 1500-meter final at the London Olympics stands out—and not for the right reasons.
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IOC Will Explore "Legal Options" For Russian Ban, Urges Federations to Avoid Holding Events in Russia
A pending case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport might be gumming up the works.
IOC Upholds IAAF's Ban on Russian Athletics, With Some Exceptions
the IOC has upheld the IAAF's ban on Russian track and field, but clean athletes can still compete, possibly under the Russian flag.
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Bad Guys, Dopes, and the Olympics: David Roth's Weak In Review
The pompous global self-importance of the Olympics doesn't make them any less fun to watch. Neither, really, does their corruption. In some sense, it even brings us together.
French Prosecutors Investigating Bribery Claims for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
It might be easier to start keeping track of what global sports operations *aren't* corrupt.
VICE Sports World News Roundup: February 11, 2016
Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.