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.
The organizers of Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics have kept the specifics quiet, but they acknowledged that holding events in and around some of their most historic sites are tentatively in the plans.
Every city that puts in a bid to hold the Olympics tries to put itself in the best possible light. Los Angeles has outdone itself.