Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings works to empower girls on and off the track

September 5th, 2018

Team USA sprinter Natasha Hastings is already an Olympic gold medalist in the 4×400-meter relay event. Now, while training for the 2020 Olympic Games, which she hopes will be her third Olympic berth, she is also focused on empowering young girls through sport and in life. From WSF

Convicted dopers Poistogova and Tomashova to receive upgraded London 2012 Olympic silver medals

August 31st, 2018

Convicted dopers Ekaterina Poistogova and Tatyana Tomashova of Russia are set to receive London 2012 Olympic Games silver medals as part of the reallocation process after other athletes failed drugs tests, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed. From Inside the Games  

IAAF Council member Okeyo banned from athletics for life for siphoning off funds from Nike sponsorship deal

August 31st, 2018

David Okeyo has been expelled as a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council and banned from the sport for life after the governing body’s Ethics Board found him guilty of siphoning off funds from a sponsorship deal between Athletics Kenya (AK) and Nike. From Inside the Games

Calls For Widespread Change Challenge Incoming Head Of U.S. Olympic Committee

August 17th, 2018

Some advocates say that to promote a safer environment for athletes, the USOC should overhaul its financial model.  From National Public Radio Morning Edition August 17, 2018 https://www.wnyc.org/story/calls-for-widespread-change-challenge-incoming-head-of-us-olympic-committee

Semenya to gain London 2012 800m title after CAS uphold disqualification of Russian winner

August 8th, 2018

South Africa’s Caster Semenya should now be officially confirmed as a double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion after Russian rival Mariya Farnisova’s disqualification was upheld following an unsuccessful appeal. From Inside the Games