July 17, 2020
IOC President, Thomas Bach, has announced that he will seek to be re-elected next year. The 66-year-old has held the position since 2013 after being elected for an 8-year term. The presidential election is due to take place in Athens next June. The announcement came during the IOC’s 136th Session which they held today. During the conference it was also announced that the schedule for aquatics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year will remain identical to the original plan . If his bid for re-election is successful, Bach will hold the position for another 4 years. In the past the term ...
March 30, 2020
12-time Olympic Medalist Ryan Lochte has given several interviews following the IOC announcement that the Tokyo Olympics will be postponed to 2021. The 35-year-old gave an interview with the Los Angeles times soon after the Olympics were officially postponed. Lochte voiced his frustration at the beginning of the interview, saying “I was a little pissed because I’ve been training my butt off, and I’ve been feeling great.” He went on explain the significance of these Olympics for him personally, telling the LA Times “This Olympics was going to be the most important of my career because ...
March 16, 2020
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has put out a statement expressing concerns over the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA), which has recently passed committee in the United States Senate. The Rodchenkov Act is a bill written in 2019 that would criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies. In essence, the bill aims to impose criminal penalties on dopers and those found to have knowingly assisted in the facilitation of doping activities. Under the bill, punishments could range up to a $1 million fine to 10 years in prison. Proponents of the bill say “RADA arms the United States ...
April 10, 2020
USA Swimming has not yet decided on how it will handle qualifying cuts for the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Trials, Chief Operating Officer Mike Unger told SwimSwam. Swimmers who already qualified based on the 2020 cuts will remain so, while a new qualifying period will open when the sport returns to action. In an announcement of the new dates Friday morning, the organization said that “updated Trials qualifying standards will be released ahead of the official return to competition across the U.S.” With USA Swimming’s previous move to shorten the qualifying period in an attempt to limit ...
March 4, 2020
It is highly unlikely ever to happen but Travis Tygart , the USADA boss, has urged Sun Yang to spill the beans on his brush with anti-doping authorities and “swimming’s darkest secrets” in return for having his eight-year suspension reduced.
March 2, 2020
Travis Tygart , the head of the United States Anti-Doping Committee known as the slayer of Lance Armstrong, calls for FINA to hand over Anti-Doping matters to an independent organization.
He wrote, "Sporting bodies have to let truly independent organisations handle all integrity matters, certainly with anti-doping."