Alex Oller


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Groundbreaking NCAA settlement shakes US college sports

Groundbreaking NCAA settlement shakes US college sports

Paying amateur athletes has for a long time been a high-voltage debate within college sports circles in the United States, as well as the Olympic movement. Ardent defenders of the purity of the game often face the harsh reality of the current landscape in a cut-throat business world.


US Senators latest to push for WADA explainer on doping scandal

US Senators latest to push for WADA explainer on doping scandal

Like a constant drizzle, criticism and demands for clarification keep pouring over the World Anti-Doping agency s handling of the 23 positive tests from China’s 2021 swimming team. American politicians have now united in their ask for answers from the global watchdog, the Associated Press reports.






Olympic Qualifier Series feature star power, urban vibe in Shanghai

Olympic Qualifier Series feature star power, urban vibe in Shanghai

With the kickoff in China’s hippest city just a day away, Australian Logan Martin and Britain’s Charlotte Worthington headline the BMX freestyle competition, while Leonardo Veddriq, of Indonesia and Nonaka Miho, of Japan, are sport climbing’s main attraction for this inaugural two-part-series event.


Americans want answers from WADA, but trust issues persist

Americans want answers from WADA, but trust issues persist

With the Olympics less than three months away and the aftermath of the Chinese doping scandal still lingering, worldwide suspicions about an uneven playing field won’t die down; but it’s in the United States, where the news broke, that the World Anti-Doping Agency faces the biggest pushback.





US Athletes and World Players Association demand WADA reform

US Athletes and World Players Association demand WADA reform

In a letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Team USA Athletes’ Commission demands a “truly independent” investigation on the handling of the Chinese swimmers scandal, while the UNI Global Union-based association underlines the agency’s “systemic failures, need for  reform”.


Double trouble? Alcaraz teases Olympic pairing with Nadal

Double trouble? Alcaraz teases Olympic pairing with Nadal

If Paris 2024 organisers were hoping for a headliner tennis event in their upcoming Games schedule, Carlos Alcaraz was happy to provide a grand slam billboard on Tuesday, when he speculated on a possible dream duo with fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the men’s doubles brackett.



Russia outboxes Serbia, amasses gold in EUBC Championships

Russia outboxes Serbia, amasses gold in EUBC Championships

Just about everything came out golden for Russia in the European Amateur Boxing Championships. Fans did have to sing along the winner’s anthem because of an alleged technical error, but that was it for its boxers in Belgrade, where they took 11 wins from the host country, who totalled only four.