Alex Oller


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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.


‘Must-see stars’ Wembanyama and Doncic drive NBA engagement

‘Must-see stars’ Wembanyama and Doncic drive NBA engagement

Like a dizzying coast-to-coast fast break, Victor Wembanyama hit the ground running in his first season in the NBA, which delivered record-breaking numbers across digital platforms in Europe and the Middle East. The French wonder leads all Europeans among the 10 most-viewed players globally on social media.


Nadal's much-anticipated Roland Garros 'adieu' is no sure thing

Nadal's much-anticipated Roland Garros 'adieu' is no sure thing

It’s been a rough couple of seasons for Rafael Nadal, and this Wednesday was no different. The all-time tennis great, now 37 years old and marred by injuries, announced that he will only play at the upcoming French Open, his signature tournament, if he feels "capable enough to compete well".


The basic facts of the WADA - Chinese swimmers scandal

The basic facts of the WADA - Chinese swimmers scandal

The World Anti-Doping Agency has faced fierce backlash over its handling of positive test results from China's swimming team ahead of the 2021 Olympic Games. Accusations of a cover-up by national associations, "fake news" dismissals by China and denial of any double standard by the global watchdog ensued.