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FIFA President Gianni Infantino backs doping-tainted Russia

FIFA President Gianni Infantino backs doping-tainted Russia

There appears no risk of Russia losing the 2018 World Cup, with only nine months until the doping-tainted nation hosts the Confederations Cup, which serves as the warmup event.

''Russia pondering alternative games for banned paralympians''

''Russia pondering alternative games for banned paralympians''

The Paralympics begin on September 7 and continue till September 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

Russia, the IOC left it to individual sports federations to vet which athletes could compete or not.

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.

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 athletes' doping samples taken by FINA tested negative

Russian athletes' doping samples taken by FINA tested negative

Russian sport has been in the centre of doping-related scandals since last year.

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.

Euro 2016: UEFA charges Russia after England match violence

Euro 2016: UEFA charges Russia after England match violence

As the players left the pitch at the end of the 1-1 draw, Russian fans were seen charging into a section occupied by English supporters and fists were thrown.

14 athletes in 2008 Beijing Games positive in new drug tests: Russian Olympic Committee

14 athletes in 2008 Beijing Games positive in new drug tests: Russian Olympic Committee

ROC said that the names of the athletes, according to the disciplinary rules, would not be made public until a second set of control samples had also been tested.

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.

Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels: Russian Sports Minister

Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels: Russian Sports Minister

Sharapova was temporarily suspended from tennis competitions as of March 12. She received a letter of notification about a positive doping test on March 2.

First meldonium case exposed in Russian athletics

First meldonium case exposed in Russian athletics

26-year-old sprinter and 2013 European Championship silver-medallist Nadezhda Kotlyarova has reportedly tested positive for the substance.
 

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova`s business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova`s business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer followed by confirming they would not be renewing their marketing contract with Sharapova.

Russia doping: WADA commission starts its work in Moscow

Russia doping: WADA commission starts its work in Moscow

The IAAF suspended Russia last month after a bombshell report published by a WADA independent commission found evidence of state-sponsored doping.

2018 World Cup preparations on track but delays remain, says minister

2018 World Cup preparations on track but delays remain, says minister

The Interior Ministry says it is concerned that Russia was still lacking the 12,000 stadium stewards required to ensure security at its 12 WC venues.

Russia, WADA agree roadmap to reform anti-doping agency, says minister

Russia, WADA agree roadmap to reform anti-doping agency, says minister

The announcement comes days after the minister met with WADA head for talks on how to revamp RUSADA,

Russian athletes to participate in events in Turkey, with extra security: Report

Russian athletes to participate in events in Turkey, with extra security: Report

Russia introduced a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey after the shooting down a warplane.

Russia to hold talks with WADA this week

Russia to hold talks with WADA this week

Russia's sports minister said on Monday he would meet with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Frankfurt this week to discuss a roadmap to revamp the country's scandal-ridden anti-doping system.

IAAF suspended Russia under pressure, says Russian sports minister

IAAF suspended Russia under pressure, says Russian sports minister

IAAF voted on Friday to suspend the membership of the RAF and the participation of Russia from its competitions, including World Athletics Series and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Russia 'ready to rebuild' anti-doping system

Russia 'ready to rebuild' anti-doping system

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA "routinely" violating international testing standards.