Female runners with high testosterone must take hormone suppressants to compete, sports court rules

The decision marks the end of a nearly yearlong battle between South African gold medalist Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Dan Ming

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.
Aaron Gordon

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.
Katelyn Burns
adam nelson

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.
Aaron Gordon

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.
Brian Blickenstaff
track and field

Report: Former IAAF Official Received $3.5 Million From Qatari Investors Prior to Vote

Qatar didn't win the 2017 Athletics World Championship​s bid, but eventually won for 2019.
Liam Daniel Pierce

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.
Katie Matlack

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.
Monica Prelle
2016 olympics

Russia's doping-ban appeal ahead of Rio Olympics got shut down

With just 15 days to go before the 2016 games kick off in Brazil, a sports court struck down Russia's appeal of a doping ban that could prevent all of its athletes from competing.
Kayla Ruble
russian doping scandal

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.
Sean Newell
russian doping

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.
Sean Newell
weak in review

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.
David Roth