My opinion on the CAS decision in re Russia Doping scandal and why I'm still looking forward to Pyeongchang 2018...


Potemkin sanctioning

Why I support the IOC's decision to suspend Russia's NOC and allow for athletes to compete as neutrals at Pyeongchang 2018, but not its implementation.

…and nothing but the truth

The director general of Russia's National Anti Doping Agency today reacted on the recent revelations in the second part of the McLaren-Report. That doesn't really sound like big news, and in the end it isn't, but the statement Anna Antseliovich made was indeed quite interesting and, in a way, telling.

More of the same, only worse…

It's been a while since my last article on this blog. I've been busy with a few other things. But let me assure you that it's not because nothing has happened in the world of sport in the meantime. Quite on the contrary... So I will take my time to catch up and talk to you … Continue reading More of the same, only worse…

Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (II)

Jeffrey Julmis (HAI) - Athletics Not every athlete acting like Usain Bolt before the start gets to perform on the track like Usain Bolt. Jeffrey Julmis of Haiti had to learn this the hard way during the semifinal of the 110m hurdles. Julmis posed and winked at the camera...only to trip at the very first … Continue reading Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (II)

From Russia with love?

As expected, the situation for the Russian team, or what remains of it, is absolutely chaotic. Each IF is interpreting the guidelines set by the IOC differently. Therefore I thought, it might be a good idea to have an overview on that developing story, detailing how the IFs reacted. I'll try to update this list … Continue reading From Russia with love?

“Committing ourselves to a sport without Doping…”

Undoubtedly, the IOC is an organisation that's really fond of tradition. Among these traditions is a deep reluctance to move or act more than immediately necessary and a tendency to dispose of any hints of responsibility to decide on contentious issues and to carry out such decisions. True to these traditions, the IOC's Executive Board … Continue reading “Committing ourselves to a sport without Doping…”

Russian Domino

Do you know Yuliya Efimova? No? Well, don't worry! I wasn't so sure either who she was when her name appeared in the news today. But then I read a quote from an interview with her and suddenly I remembered. It was during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan last year. Efimova had just served … Continue reading Russian Domino