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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.

Summer Olympic 2016: Maria Sharapova awaiting CAS approval for Rio participation

Summer Olympic 2016: Maria Sharapova awaiting CAS approval for Rio participation

Two weeks ago Sharapova was reported to have filed an appeal with the CAS in Switzerland`s Lausanne against her two-year suspension

Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Nike said Wednesday`s decision was taken after acknowledgement by the International Tennis Federation tribunal that she had not deliberately broke doping rules.

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Sharapova slammed the ITF for spending "tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules" before adding that "the tribunal concluded I did not".

Spain's Marta Dominguez stripped of 2009 world steeplechase title

Spain's Marta Dominguez stripped of 2009 world steeplechase title

Marta Dominguez was accused of doping in 2013 when abnormalities were found in her blood passport dating back to 2009.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

Repeatedly branded as a drug cheat following his return from a dope-related ban, American sprinter Justin Gatlin made an attempt to win over critics on Sunday by releasing letters that reveal the extent of his co-operation with US anti-doping investigators.

Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said on Friday he favoured life bans for drug cheats, lamenting that current laws made such hardline measures impossible to execute.

''I am more than two bans'', confident Justin Gatlin says

''I am more than two bans'', confident Justin Gatlin says

To many, sprinter Justin Gatlin will forever be the bad guy of track and field: a drug cheat forced to serve not one but two doping bans.

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

 Dominican right-handed relief pitcher Jose Valverde, a three-time All-Star hurler, was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for a positive doping test.

France finally reap Olympic reward for Tyson Gay doping

France finally reap Olympic reward for Tyson Gay doping

France were on Saturday belatedly awarded bronze medals for the men`s 4x100m relay at the 2012 Olympics after the United States were disqualified due to Tyson Gay`s doping ban.

Mo Farah stands by coach unless doping accusations confirmed

Mo Farah stands by coach unless doping accusations confirmed

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah declared on Saturday he would stay with his coach Alberto Salazar unless there was clear evidence that the American was involved in doping.

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan files appeal against doping ban

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan files appeal against doping ban

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan has filed an appeal against the two-year ban slapped on him for returning positive in a dope test by Pakistan Cricket Board.

Usain Bolt blasts tainted Tyson Gay's return

Usain Bolt blasts tainted Tyson Gay's return

Sprint sensation Usain Bolt has blasted Tyson Gay’s return to track and field, saying the American should have been banned for life for doping.

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei`s dream of winning Olympic gold is back on after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) gave him the benefit of the doubt following a positive doping test.

Former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho to appeal two-year doping ban

Former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho to appeal two-year doping ban

Former world 400 metres women`s champion Amantle Montsho plans to appeal a two-year ban after failing a 2014 Commonwealth Games doping test in Scotland.

Andy Murray lets out his feelings on  Wayne Odesnik's 15-year tennis ban

Andy Murray lets out his feelings on Wayne Odesnik's 15-year tennis ban

British tennis sensation Andy Murray let his feelings out after American player Wayne Odesnik was banned for 15 years after a second doping violation, by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday.

Russian athletics sue over German doping claims

Russian athletics sue over German doping claims

The Russian Athletics Federation is suing German state broadcaster ARD over allegations of systematic doping in Russian athletics aired in a documentary in December.

Swimming champion Vladimir Dyatchin retires after two-year doping ban

Swimming champion Vladimir Dyatchin retires after two-year doping ban

Russia`s two-time world open water swimming champion Vladimir Dyatchin announced his retirement Thursday after being banned for two years for doping.

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

Athletics` world governing body the IAAF confirmed Thursday they are probing claims that Russia`s Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race despite being on a two-year doping ban.

China star Sun Yang was `let down`: Former coach

China star Sun Yang was `let down`: Former coach

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang`s Australian coach said he felt sorry for the double Olympic champion after it emerged he had served a doping ban, telling media Thursday the athlete was "let down".