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Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for Russian ban at Rio; says move will scare drug cheats

Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for Russian ban at Rio; says move will scare drug cheats

Russia won the third biggest overall medal haul at the London Olympics in 2012.

IOC bans Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko from Rio Olympics following doping scandal

IOC bans Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko from Rio Olympics following doping scandal

Deputy sports minister Yury Nagornykh is among officials to have been suspended by the Kremlin since the report was released on Monday.

Russian sports ministry suspend four officials over doping scandal

Russian sports ministry suspend four officials over doping scandal

The Kremlin on Monday pledged to suspend all those implicated and deputy sports minister Yury Nagornykh.

Athletics Federation of India fumes at Seema Punia's decision to train in Russia amidst doping controversy

Athletics Federation of India fumes at Seema Punia's decision to train in Russia amidst doping controversy

She was seen on social media sites with a Russian coach Vitaliy Pishchalnikov, a former Olympian discus thrower.

Russia found guilty of doping manipulation; WADA demands complete ban from Rio Olympics

Russia found guilty of doping manipulation; WADA demands complete ban from Rio Olympics

McLaren's report said the sports ministry under Vitaly Mutko organised the subterfuge under which tainted urine samples were replaced.

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.

Ashamed and sorry! Russian sports minister apologises over doping, pleads for Rio entry

Ashamed and sorry! Russian sports minister apologises over doping, pleads for Rio entry

Russian athletics faces a battle to compete at the Olympics in Rio in August.

Biggest sports controversies of 2015

Biggest sports controversies of 2015

Like always, the sports fraternity witnessed numerous shocking controversies in 2015. 

Italy athletics chiefs say doping scandal is procedural mix up

Italy athletics chiefs say doping scandal is procedural mix up

On Wednesday, NADO called for two-year bans for 26 athletes, including many champions of the last 10 years.

No regrets on exposing Russia doping: Whistleblowers

No regrets on exposing Russia doping: Whistleblowers

Yulia Stepanova and her husband Vitaly secretly recorded Russian coaches and athletes describing how they used performance-enhancing drugs.
 

Russia ready to create new anti-doping agency: Sports Minister

Russia ready to create new anti-doping agency: Sports Minister

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said that they are ready to create a new anti-doping organisation.

Doping-money at heart of athletics cover-up, says former BALCO chief

Victor Conte, the man at the centre of what was the United States` biggest doping scandal, believes the latest drug scandal to rock the sports world is all part of a coverup to protect the bottom line.

Athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik finally arrives four years after getting the boot

Four years after he was unceremoniously sacked in the wake of the 2011 doping scandal, Ukrainian Yuri Ogorodnik has returned to the country, ending days of speculation over his appointment as athletics coach to prepare the women quartermilers for Rio Olympics.

Jamaica on the verge of blood testing athletes

Jamaica on the verge of blood testing athletes

Jamaica is on the verge of introducing blood testing for its athletes as the country continues its effort to recover from a doping scandal which rocked the sport of track and field here nearly two years ago.

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan hires foreign attorney ahead of hearing

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan hires foreign attorney ahead of hearing

South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan Thursday hired a foreign attorney in preparation for his international doping hearing.

Armstrong probe findings due in a year, says UCI

An inquiry team probing the role of cycling`s leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport`s global governing body UCI said on Wednesday.

Azerbaijan starts probe into lifters` doping scandal

Azerbaijan has started investigations on the disqualification of nine of its weightlifters for a doping scandal.

Godolphin doping scandal: Internal inquiry clears Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum was cleared of any direct involvement in the Godolphin doping scandal by an internal inquiry Wednesday.

Powell’s sponsorship woes

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has started facing the side effects of being trapped into the doping net.

Danish cycling Olympic medallist admits to doping

Danish cyclist Rolf Soerensen has admitted, that he had used ‘blood-boosting EPO’ and ‘Cortisone’ in the 1990s.