Russian figure skater trained by a Canadian coach performed at the World Figure Skating Championships
Evgenia Medvedeva and Brian Orser at the 2018 Internationaux de France ladies' public practice (Harmonia Amanda/Wikimedia Commons)

Russian figure skater trained by a Canadian coach performed at the World Figure Skating Championships

Results and future plans On March 22, 2019, Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva who has been trained by Brian Orser in Canada since summer 2018 earned a bronze medal at the ISU World Figure Skating…

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Moscow Laboratory: access denied
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Moscow Laboratory: access denied

Russian compliance situation with WADA On January 2, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), together with national anti-doping organizations from Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand,…

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Patriotism vs. freedom and democracy
Vladimir Putin with forward of the Russian national ice hockey team Nikolai Kulemin during the award ceremony held in the Grand Kremlin Palace on May 27, 2014 (Kremlin.ru)

Patriotism vs. freedom and democracy

Political aspects of a hockey player’s immigration case The National Post’s article of October 25, 2018, with a quote of Nikolay Kulemin’s affidavit for his immigration case hearing in the Federal Court of Canada, stating his…

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Publicly revealed Russian cyber-attacks and Russia’s reinstatement by WADA
The Russian national team during the parade of athletes and national delegations at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games (Russian Government)

Publicly revealed Russian cyber-attacks and Russia’s reinstatement by WADA

Is there a connection? During her press-conference on October 4, 2018, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova connected statements of a number of countries, including Canada, exposing previous Russian cyber-attacks, with a recent World Anti-Doping…

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RUSADA reinstatement: will it happen in the coming days?
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RUSADA reinstatement: will it happen in the coming days?

A compromise or a scandal within WADA Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott, Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete commission, resigned from the WADA Compliance Review Committee on September 15, 2018, following a media release…

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A Russian figure skater returns to Russia from Canada
Evgenia Medvedeva at the 2016–17 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (David W. Carmichael/Wikimedia Commons)

A Russian figure skater returns to Russia from Canada

But just for a week On the occasion of the 2018 Russian Test Skates, Evgenia Medvedeva, the Olympic silver medalist, came back to Russia for the first time since she had left her coach Eteri…

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Biathlon Canada beat Russian Biathlon Union at the International Biathlon Union Congress
Vladimir Putin at Russian Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon Paralympic Championship in Sochi in March 2012 (Eng.Putin.Kremlin.ru)

Biathlon Canada beat Russian Biathlon Union at the International Biathlon Union Congress

Russia remains a provisional member of the International Biathlon Union at least till the next congress scheduled for 2020 On September 7, 2018, delegates of the 13th Regular International Biathlon Union Congress, taking place in…

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Canadian hockey player on the move
Tatiana Rafter playing for the Metropolitan Riveters in 2017 (Amy Pearson/BDZ Sports)

Canadian hockey player on the move

From the United States to Russia On August 22, 2018, Tatiana Rafter, a Canadian women’s ice hockey player, announced, via her Twitter, that she was moving to Russia in ten days.According to The Ice Garden,…

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Canada-Russia hockey exchange
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Canada-Russia hockey exchange

The two countries’ hoсkey interconnections While the Canadian London Knights agreed to an OHL Standard Players Agreement with Matvey Guskov, 2018 Russian import pick; the Russian Hockey Federation and KHL club SKA signed a contract…

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