European Soccer Teams Compete for the 2018 World Cup

European Soccer Teams Compete for the 2018 World Cup

On Sept. 4, 2016, the European national soccer teams will start to compete to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. For more than a year, 52 teams will compete to gain a spot in the final tournament that will take place in Russia, between June 14 and July 15, 2018. The crews participating in the European qualification tournament are members […]

Russia Won First Gold Medal at Rio Olympics

Russia Won First Gold Medal at Rio Olympics

On Aug. 6, 2016, Russia obtained the first gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The judoka Beslan Mudranov won the Olympic title in the extra-lightweight category (60kg/132lbs), after defeating the reigning world champion, Yeldos Smetov, from Kazakhstan. According to BBC, the Russian judoka secured the gold medal after only 44 seconds, taking Smetov down with […]

Russian Olympic Athletes Under Doping Investigation

Russian Olympic Athletes Under Doping Investigation

Russia’s top athletes are under investigation by the United States Justice Department for doping, according to an article on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the “The New York Times.” The Eastern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is taking a close look at every person associated with the accusations of doping, including Russian government officials, athletes, […]