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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…

Russian Players Punished For Allegedly Spending €250K On Champagne After Euros Loss

The video you see above—in which an unending stream of bartenders at a Monaco nightclub lug bucket after bucket after bucket of Armand de Brignac champagne (about €500 per bottle, times the reported 500 bottles in circulation, equalling a €250,000 bar tab—not counting tip and sparkler fees) to the table of a pair of…

Nice Russian Men Bring A Message Of Love To France—But Not In The Gay Way

Through either the power of ABBA or the threat of their team’s expulsion, some Russian fans have taken to heart the need for them to stop kicking the shit out of rival supporters, and instead commune with their soccer-loving brethren. Take the above picture Sky reporter Paul Kelso snapped with some older Russian…

UEFA Promises To Boot Russia From Euros Upon Next Incident Of In-Stadium Fan Violence

Even if more than a couple bigwigs in Russian sport don’t, UEFA apparently does take seriously the problems that Russian hooligans have caused so far in this Euro 2016 tournament—namely, of course, the problem of them beating the life out of dozens of English fans. Today, UEFA announced stiff penalties for the Russian…

Youtube Bodybuilders Rich Piana And Dmitry Klokov Can Teach You How To Live

As many people do, I enjoy watching Youtube fitness personalities who range from eccentric to dangerous to themselves. There are the classic accounts like Scooby, a fedora-wearing older man with a pleasant voice and numerous dietary theories; there are the newer folks on the scene like Kinobody, something of a Patrick…

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Alex Ovechkin Talks About His Diet, Hockey, How He Would Kill Himself If He Had One Day To Live

Alex Ovechkin has a feature in December’s issue of the Russian edition of Esquire, accompanied by a lovely cover portrait of the Capitals captain. Russian Machine Never Breaks translated portions of the interview, and Ovechkin provided some fun answers. A few quotes are below, but check out their page for the rest.

Investigators: KGB Successor Enforced State-Approved Doping Program For Russian Athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of a months-long investigation into doping allegations leveled against Russian athletes. The investigators found that use of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes—many of them Olympic athletes—is not only widespread, but also supported by the state. Hide…