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Ways The IOC Has Dodged Doping Questions, Ranked Ways The IOC Has Dodged Doping Questions, Ranked

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—The big story coming into Pyeongchang was the IOC’s sanctions against Russia for the widespread doping that had ex post facto compromised the Sochi and Rio games. Now, with the 2018 Olympics just past their midpoint, a Russian curler has been officially charged with doping and, understandably,…

Russian Curling Bronze Medalist Aleksandr Krushelnitckii Busted For Doping Russian Curling Bronze Medalist Aleksandr Krushelnitckii Busted For Doping

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, who with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed bronze in mixed doubles last week in Pyeongchang, is formally charged with doping after his B-sample tested positive for meldonium.

CSKA Moscow Fans Delay Match With Spectacular Flares CSKA Moscow Fans Delay Match With Spectacular Flares

Traveling Russian fans delayed the second half of CSKA Moscow’s Europa League draw against Red Star Belgrade thanks to a terrifying flare offensive. The Moscow faithful set off a fiery blaze during the break and the pyrotechnics created a spectacularly hellish effect, with a wall of flames lining the barrier that…

Sorry, But Russia Is Awesome: An Olympic Men's Hockey Preview Sorry, But Russia Is Awesome: An Olympic Men's Hockey Preview

The Olympics are when the greatest athletes from all over the world gather to compete in their respective sports. Except for men’s hockey this year.

More Than 40 Russian Athletes Lose Appeal, Will Not Compete In Pyeongchang More Than 40 Russian Athletes Lose Appeal, Will Not Compete In Pyeongchang

A group of 47 Russian athletes and coaches who challenged the International Olympic Committee’s decision to bar them from participating in this year’s games has been shut down by an appeals court.

28 Russian Athletes Get Their Olympic Doping Bans Overturned 28 Russian Athletes Get Their Olympic Doping Bans Overturned

With the Olympics a week away from kicking off in South Korea, a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport has thrown the entire matter of retribution against Russian doping into further disarray. Last year, the IOC issued lifetime bans to 43 Russian athletes from the Sochi Olympics for participating in a…

Dozens Of Russian Athletes Dodge Doping Tests By Calling Out Sick Dozens Of Russian Athletes Dodge Doping Tests By Calling Out Sick

Over the weekend, 36 Russian athletes withdrew from a track-and-field competition in Siberia at the last minute following the unexpected arrival of drug testers. Many of those who chose not to participate cited illness, but an investigation is already underway and even Dmitry Shlyakhtin, the President of Russia’s…

FIFA Medical Officer Fired While Investigating Russian Doping, Which Is Totally Just A Coincidence FIFA Medical Officer Fired While Investigating Russian Doping, Which Is Totally Just A Coincidence

Jiri Dvorak was once FIFA’s chief medical officer. For 22 years he worked for soccer’s governing body, and in that time he led programs that researched injuries, sought ways to prevent them, and investigated the use of performance enhancing drugs by players. Dvorak was fired without warning or explanation earlier this…

How Steven Seagal Became A Useful Puppet For Post-Soviet Dictators How Steven Seagal Became A Useful Puppet For Post-Soviet Dictators

On a crisp November morning in Moscow, Steven Seagal found himself within the walls of the Grand Kremlin Palace, seated across from Vladimir Putin, the most powerful man in the Russian Federation. Dressed in a blood-red kimono and black trousers—a throwback to his days as a martial artist—Seagal observed the Russian…

The Russian Olympic Sanctions Are A Hilarious Shitshow Of Hypocrisy

Earlier this week the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Olympics, but only in symbolism. The athletes will still be able to compete, only they’ll essentially be private label athletes who represent the Olympic Ideal instead of the world’s No. 1 kleptocracy (with America fast closing in!). And while Russia’s ghoulishly…

Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game

Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee announced Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Despite that news, Russia is going to remain in the winter sports sim Steep Road to the Olympics, at least for now.

Crazy Russian Lady Slaps Carles Puyol In Face With Big Ol' Dildo Crazy Russian Lady Slaps Carles Puyol In Face With Big Ol' Dildo

Retired Barcelona legend Carles Puyol expected to fiddle around with an assortment of (plastic) balls when he participated in last week’s World Cup group draw in host country Russia. But what he could not have expected was being accosted by a lady telling him “I want to fuck you, I have so big dick,” before whipping…

IOC Bans Russia From The 2018 Winter Olympics For Absurdly Intricate Doping Scheme IOC Bans Russia From The 2018 Winter Olympics For Absurdly Intricate Doping Scheme

The International Olympic Committee announced today that it has banned Russia—but not all Russian athletes—from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as an unprecedented punishment for systemic doping, including at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

Is Alex Ovechkin DUN DUN DUN ... A Russian Agent? Is Alex Ovechkin DUN DUN DUN ... A Russian Agent?

Seeking to explain why Alex Ovechkin started the PutinTeam “social movement” earlier in the fall, a trio of Washington Post reporters went long on the Ovechkin-Putin bromance, and the genesis of Ovechkin’s PutinTeam launch. It’s a sprawling piece of work that explores both the origins and the effects of Ovechkin’s…

Alex Ovechkin Is Trying To Create "A Social Movement" For Vladimir Putin Alex Ovechkin Is Trying To Create "A Social Movement" For Vladimir Putin

Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin announced today via Instagram that he is creating a “social movement” called “Putin Team,” which he says is meant to unite Russia and support its current president, Vladimir Putin.

Look At This Big Dumb World Cup Stadium Look At This Big Dumb World Cup Stadium

Soccer fans who travel to see some hot World Cup action next summer in Yekaterinburg, the easternmost of Russia’s 11 host cities, will not only get to watch soccer from inside a stadium, they’ll also simultaneously get to watch soccer from outside the very same stadium, thanks to some creative construction. The…

'There Are No Words': Tourists Spot Hundreds of Polar Bears Swarming Whale Carcass in Siberia 'There Are No Words': Tourists Spot Hundreds of Polar Bears Swarming Whale Carcass in Siberia

There are around 26,000 polar bears on the planet out there doing their best as the ice caps melt. We’ve all seen the infamous starving polar bear picture, which has become a symbol (rightfully or not) of the impact of climate change on vulnerable species. But last week, instead of starvation came a story of glut.

UFC Vet Diego Brandão Flips Out, Incites Garbage Storm, Leaps Out Of Cage UFC Vet Diego Brandão Flips Out, Incites Garbage Storm, Leaps Out Of Cage

Brazilian mixed martial artist Diego Brandão has been fighting with Russian MMA promotion Fight Nights Global this year, since the UFC released him from his contract after he allegedly pistol-whipped someone outside of an Albuquerque strip club in April 2016. He once headlined a UFC event against Conor McGregor, but…

Here's A Clip In Which Everyone Suddenly And Inexplicably Forgets The Rules Of Basketball Here's A Clip In Which Everyone Suddenly And Inexplicably Forgets The Rules Of Basketball

Here’s a couple of plays from the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup final over the weekend, Russia vs. Spain. Pay close attention, because nobody on the court did.

Real Sports Talks To Crazed Chechen Warlord Ramzan Kadyrov About MMA And War

HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel sent correspondent David Scott to Grozny, Chechnya to tell the story of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen warlord running his private fiefdom with an iron fist thanks in part to the strategic use of MMA and soccer. Kadyrov is the most powerful man in his small corner of Russia and has…

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