Sport Ireland has expressed its disappointment that a full ban on Russian involvement in international competition was not implemented in the wake of the discovery of wholescale manipulation of data provided to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by Russian authorities. Continue reading
Russia’s ban on hosting major events between now and 2024, and on Russian teams and athletes competing in them will not apply to Euro 2020 next year because UEFA is not considered to be a ‘major event organisation’. Continue reading
Russian participation at next year’s Olympic Games, as well as its staging and participation in the Euro 2020 finals, appears to be hanging by a very thin thread after a damning report and strong recommendations in the sphere of anti-doping. Continue reading
Sport Ireland is once again to the fore in calling out the ‘likely manipulation’ of the anti-doping system by Russian authorities. Continue reading
The organisation is funded by an independent, not for profit organisation called Fair Sport, based out of the US and created by financiers, lawyers and social entrepreneurs to, in its own words, ‘help confidential sources expose cheating by guiding and protecting them through every aspect of the process.’ Continue reading
Sport Ireland has published its nineteenth annual Anti-Doping review, which provides a full and detailed account of anti-doping activities across 2018. Continue reading
Sport Ireland yesterday joined the leaders of 19 other National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss meaningful reforms to the anti-doping system in advance of the World Anti Doping Agency Presidential election taking place later this year. A … Continue reading
Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has expressed his full satisfaction with the way that the World Anti-Doping Agency performs on the ground but his ongoing frustration at the political moves that are impacting it at the highest level. Speaking to … Continue reading
Following our story yesterday on the decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee to maintain Russia’s compliance with the WADA Code, Sport Ireland has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the situation has been handled.
The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency has endorsed the findings of its Compliance Review Committee that Russia should not be sanctioned again, despite missing what had been said to be a hard deadline of December 31st to allow access to Moscow laboratories.