A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court’s conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013.
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year’s games: He’d wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
While the World Anti-Doping Agency geared up to suspend Russia’s anti-doping operation, calls for further investigation into that country’s entire sports program came from athletes and leaders outside of track and field who fear their sports have been tainted, too.
A WADA panel accused the Russian government of being complicit in widespread doping, calling the findings of an investigation “pretty disturbing” and “worse than we thought.”
Kenworthy had intended to win a medal at the Sochi Olympics and come out immediately afterward, but his plans were put on hold because of a number of factors, including Russia’s hostile climate.