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AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

The 18-year-old Haryana lad Chopra became the first ever Indian to hold a world record in athletics (junior or senior).

Russian athletics mess: Gloom and anger for athletes due to miss 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian athletics mess: Gloom and anger for athletes due to miss 2016 Rio Olympics

The international sports tribunal rejected an appeal by Russian athletes against a Rio Olympics ban amid mounting pressure for action over state-run doping in Russia.

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: CAS rejects Russia appeal, bars athletes from mega event

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS rejects Russia appeal, bars athletes from mega event

The IAAF has said individuals who could definitely prove they were not tainted by the country`s corrupt system could be eligible for Rio.

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia name squad despite ban threat

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia name squad despite ban threat

Russia approved a 387-strong team -- including star names like pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, hurdler Sergei Shubenkov and tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Gowda's father had informed the federation that Gowda has suffered a "minor" shoulder injury. 

Rio Olympics 2016: IAAF clears long jumper Daria Klishina to compete in Brazil

Rio Olympics 2016: IAAF clears long jumper Daria Klishina to compete in Brazil

Sixty-eight Russian track and field stars, hoping to go to Rio now hope that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will overturn the blanket ban as a last resort.

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS to decide on Russian Athletes participation by July 21

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS to decide on Russian Athletes participation by July 21

The IAAF ban followed revelations of massive, state-sponsored doping within Russia`s track and field programme.

Olympic champion Anna Chicherova becomes latest Russian athlete to get ban

Olympic champion Anna Chicherova becomes latest Russian athlete to get ban

Chicherova was among a batch of Russians snared from fresh tests on samples taken from the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

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).

'Serious' doubts over Russian, Kenyan athletes: IOC chief

'Serious' doubts over Russian, Kenyan athletes: IOC chief

Kenya has come under the IAAF and WADA spotlight over its flagging anti-doping control system.

Rio results could take years to confirm: WADA

Rio results could take years to confirm: WADA

The Russia team is now ruled out of all athletics events in Rio, although Russian athletes training outside the country can apply to compete as neutrals at the August 5-21 Games.

Total Olympic ban for Russia `not impossible`: WADA founding president Dick Pound

Total Olympic ban for Russia `not impossible`: WADA founding president Dick Pound

The Russia team is now ruled out of all events in athletics in Rio, although Russian athletes training outside the country can apply to compete as neutrals at the August 5-21 event in Brazil.

IOC fully respects IAAF's decision to uphold ban on Russia

IOC fully respects IAAF's decision to uphold ban on Russia

 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday it supported the IAAF's "strong stance against doping" following the athletics ruling body's extension of Russia's ban.

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.

Russia in last-ditch plea to IAAF over 2016 Rio athletes ban

Russia in last-ditch plea to IAAF over 2016 Rio athletes ban

Coe, himself the target of allegations that he enlisted the help of the fugitive son of disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack to secure his election last year, is to give a press conference at the Grand Hotel Wien at 1500 GMT.

Habiba Ghribi receives Olympic, world gold medals

The presentation to Ghribi took place in Rades, near Tunis, during the under-23 Mediterranean Games.

IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

More than 20 Russian athletes have also tested positive in re-tests of samples from Beijing and London, putting their participation in Rio with a full team in doubt.

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.

Vladimir Putin defends Maria Sharapova, says banned drug meldonium not `doping`

Vladimir Putin defends Maria Sharapova, says banned drug meldonium not `doping`

Since tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted last month that she tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.