Saturday, August 25, 2012

Belarus Shot Putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal

The International Olympic Committee confirmed that Belarus shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the gold medal she recently won at the 2012 London Olympic Games for a positive test of a banned anabolic steroid. Only time and tests will tell if more Olympic athletes cheated.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Olympic Hurdler Disqualified for Doping

Last week at the Olympics the IOC disqualified 400-meter Syrian hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad for a positive test of the stimulant methylhexaneamine and confirmed with a "B" sample. Almouhamad was disqualified and stripped of her Olympic accreditation.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

2008 Irish Olympian Investigated for Illegal Betting

With the Olympics under way an unnamed Irish Olympic team member from the 2008 squad is being investigated for placing bets against themselves and instead on an opponent as reported by the BBC. The unnamed athlete is believed to be competing at the current 2012 Olympics and has been informed of the current allegations. This will be a story to follow up on once the Olympics conclude and more information becomes available. This just goes to show that every level of competition can be corrupted but even more sad because this is for his or her country in this case.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olympic Badminton Match-Fixing

The latest sporting scandal at the 2012 Summer Olympics involves the sport of badminton. Yes you heard that one correct. Four women's doubles teams have been disqualified for intentionally playing bad and losing matches in the knockout stage to gain more favorable quarterfinal matches. China's Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang, South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, South Korea's Ha jung-eun and Kim Min-jun and Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari have all been disqualified for these actions and face disciplinary action along with their coaches.