rss

Category: Russia

0

Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping

Svetlana Romashina, the five-time Olympic champion, says the ban is a ‘blow to the reputation of clean athletes’The five-times Olympic gold medallist Svetlana Romashina was in the pool when she received the news that Russia had been slapped with a four…

0

Vladimir Putin signals Russia will appeal against four-year Wada ban

• Russian president indicates there are ‘reasons to appeal’• Country has 21 days to respond to proposed sanctionsRussian president Vladimir Putin has said his country have ’reason to appeal’ against the four-year ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Ag…

0

Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

0

Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

0

Russian PM labels doping ban ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – video

Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the decision by the World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) to ban Russia for four years ‘anti-Russian hysteria’. The decision made on Monday will see Russia banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics and the…

0

Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

0

Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

0

Chelsea are back in fashion – but Roman Abramovich is out in the cold

Special report: A young, resurgent side are delighting fans but the club’s billionaire owner is feeling the chill after years of being welcomed by the British establishmentIn the final minutes of Chelsea’s crisp win over Crystal Palace in their last ho…

0

Euro 2020 qualifier roundup: Wijnaldum hat-trick sparks Netherlands rout

• Netherlands beat Estonia 5-0 in Group C• Benteke and De Bruyne give Belgium 6-1 win over CyprusGeorginio Wijnaldum struck a hat-trick as the Netherlands, who had already booked a spot at Euro 2020, eased to a 5-0 victory over Estonia in their final G…

0

Russia could be banned from Olympics and Euro 2020 over drug anomalies

• Wada expected to recommend Russia be found ‘non-compliant’• Data relates to period from 2012 to 2015Russia could be banned from next year’s Olympic Games and the European Championship in football after the World Anti-Doping Agency was expected to rec…

0

Emails about Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid appear to be for sale online

Anonymous Telegram account indicates emails for sale after reports emerge of dossier on how to bribe Fifa officialsAn anonymously run Telegram account has indicated that it wants to sell a tranche of emails relating to Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid, afte…

0

Euro 2020 roundup: Russia and Poland qualify as 10-man Germany win

• Emre Can sent off in Estonia in 3-0 victory• Georginio Wijnaldum scores twice for NetherlandsGermany went level on points at the top of Group C despite having Emre Can sent off early in the first half in Estonia, for bringing down Frank Liivak when h…

0

Scotland’s slender Euro 2020 automatic qualification hopes ended by Russia

Scotland’s miserable Euro 2020 qualifying campaign continued after a second-half capitulation resulted in a heavy defeat by Russia in Moscow.David Marshall had rarely been troubled before three goals in 13 second-half minutes made it five defeats in se…

0

Netherlands v Northern Ireland, Russia v Scotland, Slovakia v Wales – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates – get all the latest scoresNext Generation 2019: 60 of the world’s best young talentsAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.11pm BST “Greetings from Trvana, Rob,” says Alun Pugh. “As a Newcastle fan I was disapp…

0

Netherlands v Northern Ireland, Russia v Scotland, Slovakia v Wales – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying updates – get all the latest scoresNext Generation 2019: 60 of the world’s best young talentsAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.11pm BST “Greetings from Trvana, Rob,” says Alun Pugh. “As a Newcastle fan I was disapp…

0

Scotland left reliant on play-offs after O’Donnell own goal boosts Russia

An evening which began with such Scottish promise concluded in familiar, grisly fashion. Russia’s comfortable success at Hampden Park means Steve Clarke faces a significant challenge in retaining interest – from players and public alike – in Group I. R…

0

Scotland’s Oli McBurnie told to make amends for video by sinking Russia

• Steve Clarke: ‘Best thing he can do is go out and score’ • Striker expected to start Euro 2020 qualifier at HampdenSteve Clarke has challenged Oli McBurnie to demonstrate his dedication to Scotland with performances. The Sheffield United striker caus…

0

Rugby meets MMA in the violent Russian sport of kila – video

Russia’s Native Games continued in the Tambov region of central Russia last weekend, with the ancient game of kila a highlight.In a game thought to date back to the 12th century, teams of three battle it out in a no-holds-barred combination of mixed ma…

0

Swamp soccer: footballers battle it out in mud for World Cup spot – video

Dozens of footballers have taken part in the Russian Swamp football cup near Saint Petersburg to earn a place in the Swamp Soccer World Cup. The contest, which was officially started in 1998, was inspired by Finland’s top cross-country skiers usin…

0

Vladimir Putin tops the scoring in ice hockey match … then falls over – video

The Russian president burnished his action man status by scoring at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game in Sochi. The 66-year-old leader was helped by some rather static defending as he helped his side to a 14-7 victory. The occasion was…