WADA Changes Its Mind, Reinstates "Non-Conforming" Rio Olympics Doping Lab

Less than a month ago, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended its accreditation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, which was supposed to handle all drug tests related to the Rio Olympics. WADA—which is as inept and corrupt a sporting body as you’ll find on this planet—cited a vague and unspecified

WADA Report: Russian Government Covered Up Athletes Doping With Incredibly Elaborate Scheme

When the former director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory turned whistleblower and alleged a complex doping scheme at the Sochi Olympics that involved dozens of doped athletes and Russian officials sneaking into the sample collection room at night to swap out vials of urine, it seemed almost too unbelievable to be…

Sprinter's Reaction To Learning He Won Euro Championship Gold Is Priceless

Spanish sprinter Bruno Hortelano placed second in the 200m at this week’s European Championships in Amsterdam, setting a new national record for Spain in the process—but a post-race inquiry revealed the runner who placed first in the final, Dutchman Churandy Martina, would be disqualified for leaving his lane. Here’s…

In TrackTown, USA For The Olympic Trials, The Drama Of The Human Spirit, And Other Stuff

Eugene, Oregon is a picturesque college town, sparkly with streams and framed by dark pine-forested hills, with a population equal parts public radio, Dick-and-Perry-with-a-snort-of-Eminem, and hippie. The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials are happening there right now—bands of backward cap-wearing dudes are…