The International Olympic Committee has ordered hundreds of samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to be re-tested in response to allegations of Moscow-orchestrated doping. Dozens of athletes already face Olympic bans after positive re-testing
During a recent visit to Berlin, IOC President Thomas Bach called for the rights to host the 2024 and the 2028 Olympics to be awarded at the same time. Bach also said that the IOC needed to adjust to a new zeitgeist.
Hein Verbruggen, the former head of the International Cycling Union, has died. He was in charge of the UCI during the reign of disgraced doping offender Lance Armstrong.
By allowing both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to be awarded at once, the IOC has bought itself much-needed time, says DW's Stefan Nestler. But without reform, Olympia is danger of consuming itself.
Russia's doping scandal has been up for discussion in Germany's parliament. MPs sought to stress that they wouldn't accept the same IOC inaction of the Rio Games at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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