Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach
Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach

Former Olympic 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky was named Monday as head coach of the Russian athletics team with the goal of preparing for the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the wake of a damaging doping scandal.

Walk champion Andrei Ruzavin banned for doping

Former Russian 20-kilometre walk champion Andrei Ruzavin on Tuesday was banned for 30 months by the Russian athletics federation for doping offences.

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.

Russian chief makes parting shot at ‘unfair’ IAAF treatment
Russian chief makes parting shot at ‘unfair’ IAAF treatment

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) President Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his final address in the role on Tuesday.

Doping should be criminal offence: Russia athletics chief
Doping should be criminal offence: Russia athletics chief

Russia`s Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev wants doping to become a criminal offence in his country, he said on Friday.

Banned Olympic walk champion probed over race claim
Banned Olympic walk champion probed over race claim

The Russian athletics federation is looking into reports that Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race in December despite currently being on a two-year doping ban.

German TV show ready to show more Russian doping evidence
German TV show ready to show more Russian doping evidence

German journalist Hajo Seppelt said he is prepared to make a second documentary about dospoping in Russian sport after saying his first has led to more evidence being unveiled.

Russian athletics chief steps down from IAAF role
Russian athletics chief steps down from IAAF role

The head of Russia`s athletics federation has stepped down from his role as treasurer of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) because of the investigation into allegations of doping in Russia.

Russians ponder legal action over doping claims
Russians ponder legal action over doping claims

Russia`s athletics federation said Saturday they were considering legal action following "slanderous allegations" made on German television of massive drug use in the country`s sport.

Russia athletics needs talent boost, chief says
Russia athletics needs talent boost, chief says

The head of Russia`s athletics federation has issued a call for the naturalization of black athletes to maintain the country`s leading position in the sport, local media reported Wednesday.

Isinbayeva gives birth to first child

Double Olympic pole vault champion and 28-times world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has given birth to a girl, the Russian Athletics Federation said in a statement on Sunday.

Two-year doping ban for Russian pole vaulter

The Russian Athletics Federation has banned pole vaulter Ivan Gertlein for two years after he tested positive for steroids.

Russian race walker banned for doping

Russian race walker Sergey Morozov has been banned for life for doping, the Russian Athletics Federation said.