Articles by Hannah Hecht

USA Volleyball Clarifies Its Transgender Guidelines

In response to a surge of reporting regarding a transgender athlete who was recently approved to play in USA Volleyball…

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Transgender Athlete Approved to Compete in USAV Women’s Division

Tia Thompson, a 32-year-old transgender woman who lives in Hawaii, has been approved to compete in the women’s division of…

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Rio Olympic Stadium in State of Abandonment,”Handed Over to the Cats”

Editor’s Update: It’s worth noting that the Maracanã Stadium is a 70-year-old facility, opened in 1950, which underwent a renovation from 2010…

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LA 2024 Bid Committee Pledges to Add eSports to Olympic Program

Today, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is in Qatar presenting the city’s case for hosting the 2024 Olympics to the…

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TASS Reports Russia Will Pay 42 Athletes up to $62,000 for Rio DQs

Earlier this week, Dmitry Shlyakhtin, president of the All-Russia Athletics Federation, announced that 42 Russian track and field athletes will be compensated a…

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Russia Passes Anti-Doping Bill w/ Prison Sentences for Guilty Coaches

The Russian State Duma (Russia‘s elected parliament) unanimously passed a bill this week that includes prison terms for coaches and officials…

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World Anti-Doping Agency to Establish Independent Testing Authority

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) convened today in Lausanne, Switzerland for an Olympic Anti-Doping Summit to review its anti-doping procedures….

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Tokyo Committee Wants to Use Existing Stadium for 2020 Olympics

In order to stymie ballooning costs, a city of Tokyo panel is urging the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee to reconsider constructing…

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Russian Hackers Leak Medical Info of Simone Biles, Venus, Serena

The New York Times is reporting that a group of Russian hackers have compromised the World Anti-Doping Agency’s systems, leaking the…

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