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Zhukov Claims Russian Anti-Doping Bill Emphasises Zero-Tolerance Approach After Parliamentary Approval

An anti-doping bill which introduces sanctions including prison terms for coaches found guilty of coercing athletes into taking performance enhancing drugs has been passed...

Zhukov Downplays Talk of Russian Olympic Boycott after Putin’s Press Secretary Suggests it Could...

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov has insisted the country will not boycott Rio 2016 after Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov appeared to...

IOC and IAAF Heading for Clash Over Whether Russian Athletics Team Members can Compete...

Divisions remain over whether Russian track and field athletes approved to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be able to do so...

Appointment of Putin ally to head IOC Evaluation Commission adds controversy to 2022 Olympic...

Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, has been appointed chairman of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission that...

A Reflective Jacques Rogge

There are precisely two months to go in Jacques Rogge’s term as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is not, at least...

Don’t Return Medals to IOC in Protest, Russian Olympic President Tells Wrestlers

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov has urged the country's Olympic wrestling medalists not to return their medals to the International Olympic Committee...

Wrestling’s Olympic Future: Now What?

So interesting, indeed, to bear witness to the emotional recoil to the move by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive  board to cut...

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