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Category: Russia doping scandal

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Russia drug-tested more than England and world has nothing to fear, says doctor

• Russia team have run furthest over two World Cup games• Team doctor sure England ‘have not given samples as often’Russia’s team doctor has disregarded calls for his players to be tested for doping, saying the squad have likely given more samples in t…

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Russia may violate dope laws at World Cup, says USADA’s Travis Tygart

• Anti-doping chief says Russia should not be hosts• Country still considered non-compliant by Wada after scandalTravis Tygart, the influential US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive, has warned that it would be “naive” not to think that hosts Russia co…

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Russia ignored four requests to inspect anti-doping lab, says Wada

• Wada president: Russia must acknowledge state-sponsored doping• Craig Reedie warns Russian results will be doubted without actionThe World Anti-Doping Agency president, Craig Reedie, has warned Russia that it will not be allowed back in “from the col…

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Sebastian Coe tells Russia: IAAF will still play hardball despite IOC decision

• IAAF president says body’s tough stance on Russia will not soften• Russia has been banned from track and field since November 2015Sebastian Coe has promised that athletics will continue to play hardball with Russia despite the International Olympic C…

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Sebastian Coe tells Russia: IAAF will still play hardball despite IOC decision

• IAAF president says body’s tough stance on Russia will not soften• Russia has been banned from track and field since November 2015Sebastian Coe has promised that athletics will continue to play hardball with Russia despite the International Olympic C…

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Russia says IOC has reinstated its membership after doping allegations

Alexander Zhukov claims on state TV Russia’s rights are restoredRussians competed as neutral athletes at Winter OlympicsThe head of Russia’s Olympic Committee has claimed that the International Olympic Committee has reinstated his organisation’s member…

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…

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IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

Decision comes after two athletes from Russia failed drug testsHowever IOC said Russian Olympic ban could be overturned soonRussian athletes will not be allowed to march under their country’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony because of their two faile…

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Russian athlete filmed in ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt fails Olympic drug test

Nadezhda Sergeeva, who denies taking banned medication, appeared in the video posted to social media earlier during the Winter OlympicsA Russian athlete who has tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had recently appe…

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IOC responds after Russian athlete charged with doping offence – video

IOC President’s Spokesman Mark Adams expressed his disappointment after Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Adams backed the IOC’s process of selecting athletes from Russia, saying doping cases wou…

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Thomas Bach defends IOC’s approach to Russian doping problem

• IOC president insists 2014 findings have been dealt with correctly• Decision soon regarding Russian involvement at Winter OlympicsThomas Bach has defended the International Olympic Committee’s approach to the Russian doping problem, even though the f…

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IOC refuse to invite Cas-cleared Russians to Pyeongchang

Thirteen athletes and two coaches will miss Winter GamesIOC review panel unanimous in recommendationThe 15 Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by world sport’s highest tribunal will not be invited to this month’s Pyeongc…

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IOC considering appeal against Cas ruling on Russian doping bans

• Cas says there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to uphold suspensions• Aiba governance could threaten boxing place at 2020 OlympicsThomas Bach has confirmed the International Olympic Committee is contemplating an appeal against the Court of Arbitration for…

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Russia’s backdoor Olympics | Sean Ingle

Russia was banned last year from the Winter Games because of its state-sponsored doping system but the IOC will still allow 169 of its athletes to compete in Pyeongchang this monthIt is a plotline worthy of Mikhail Bulgakov, or another of the great Sov…

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IOC in the dock as Russia rejoices in absolution of its doping damned | Martha Kelner

Ruling by the court of arbitration for sport, overturning lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes, leaves Olympic movement in state of chaos on the eve of Pyeongchang GamesA month before Rio 2016 a report authored by the Canadian lawyer Richard Mc…

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Russians hail ‘triumph of justice’ as IOC doping bans are overturned

Decision that puts country back top of Sochi medals table welcomed by athletes and politiciansRussian officials and athletes have hailed a decision by the court of arbitration for sport to overturn Olympic doping bans on 28 of the country’s athletes, w…

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Twenty-eight Russian athletes have doping bans overturned by Cas

• IOC’s policy on Russian doping thrown into turmoil• Eleven other athletes had lifetime bans cutTwenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned on Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on Russian doping…

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Russia accuses British media of ‘pumping out’ propaganda against World Cup hosts

• Foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova says press ‘conjuring’ stories• ‘We learned that reporters received a state order to launch a smear campaign’Russia has accused the British media of “conjuring” up government-led propaganda in the leadup …

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IOC accused of ‘backroom deals’ with Russia over doping scandal

Film-makers behind Olympic doping exposé say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitorsThe film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC…

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From Korea to Russia, 2018 set to show again that sport is politics by other means | Andy Bull

The Winter Olympics, World Cup and Commonwealth Games will all have an unavoidable backdrop that reminds us that all international sport is politicalIn the winter of 1945, Dynamo Moscow came to Britain on a goodwill football tour that turned out to be …