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2016 Rio Olympics: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures

Russia is a sporting powerhouse whose absence from Rio would create the biggest crisis in decades for the Olympic movement.

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Tendulkar's trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

The CAS ruling effectively meant that Russian athletes, who were applying to compete in 2016 Rio Games, will not be going to the Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: IOC delays Russia ban decision for CAS ruling

Rio Olympics 2016: IOC delays Russia ban decision for CAS ruling

IOC executive committee held emergency talks Tuesday.

IOC President Thomas Bach calls Russia doping scandal `shocking and unprecedented`

IOC President Thomas Bach calls Russia doping scandal `shocking and unprecedented`

World Anti-Doping Agency`s independent report would be "carefully" studied and "provisional measures and sanctions" could be decided on Tuesday.

Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova eligible for 2016 Rio Games: IAAF

Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova eligible for 2016 Rio Games: IAAF

Her participation in the August 5-21 Games is subject to formal approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics: Reports

IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics: Reports

The initial ban came after a report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed widespread state-sponsored doping.

Football great Pele receives Olympic Order

Football great Pele receives Olympic Order

Pelle, regarded as the greatest ever football player, was honoured with the Olympic order by IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday at Santos, Brazil.

IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order

IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order

Former IOA president, the late B.S. Adityan was also honoured with the same award, in 1995.

More money needed to fight cheats, says WADA chief Craig​ Reedie

More money needed to fight cheats, says WADA chief Craig​ Reedie

Lack of money could equally prove a handicap for a proposed independent testing authority, says Reedie.

US Olympic chiefs back WADA testing takeover

US Olympic chiefs back WADA testing takeover

The sporting world bracing for another explosive report early next year.

IOC to start audits for sports bodies over Olympic money

IOC to start audits for sports bodies over Olympic money

Bach said ongoing scandals at FIFA were damaging for all sports organisations, even those not involved in scandals.

Hamburg withdrawal no major concern at IOC

Hamburg withdrawal no major concern at IOC

Hamburg became the second city to pull out of the 2024 race, after Boston, when citizens of the German city voted against a bid 10 days ago.

Sport scandals an opportunity for change, says  IOC's Thomas Bach

Sport scandals an opportunity for change, says IOC's Thomas Bach

On the first anniversary of the IOC`s Agenda 2020 reforms aimed at making the Games a more attractive and transparent prospect.

ICC exploring prospects of cricket inclusion in Olympics

ICC exploring prospects of cricket inclusion in Olympics

Cricket's shortest format, Twenty20, was a part of the last two editions of Asian Games in Guangzhou (China 2010) and Incheon (South Korea 2014). 

Russian athletes competing under Olympic flag 'total speculation' - IOC chief

Russian athletes competing under Olympic flag 'total speculation' - IOC chief

Bach said the current situation for Russian athletes was straightforward.

Russian vault star Yelena Isinbayeva slams 'completely unfair' suspension by IAAF

Russian vault star Yelena Isinbayeva slams 'completely unfair' suspension by IAAF

WADA's independent commission last week published a damning report that alleged Russian athletics were plagued with state-sponsored doping and large-scale corruption.

IOC president Thomas Bach condemns barbaric, cowardly Paris attacks

IOC president Thomas Bach condemns barbaric, cowardly Paris attacks

IOC president Thomas Bach condemning Paris attacks as barbaric and cowardly acts.

Refugees eligible to compete in Olympics for 1st time: IOC

Refugees eligible to compete in Olympics for 1st time: IOC

IOC chief Thomas Bach made the announcement to the UN General Assembly.

IOC chief Bach presents former UN head Annan with Olympic Order

IOC chief Bach presents former UN head Annan with Olympic Order

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach presented former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Kofi Annan with the Olympic Order in Gold.