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Category: Russia doping scandal

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Alisher Usmanov’s remedy for love? New love. And a £6.8m Olympic manifesto | Marina Hyde

The Russian oligarch has moved on from Arsenal to Everton but more intriguing is his decision to buy Pierre de Coubertin’s 1892 manifesto and donate it to the Olympic MuseumAt last, the mystery buyer of the world’s most expensive piece of sports memora…

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Russian athletes face blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 unless Rusaf apologises

• World Athletics issues ultimatum to Rusaf for Olympics• Russia must accept officials lied in Lysenko doping caseRussia has been warned that its track and field athletes face a blanket ban from the Tokyo Olympics – unless it accepts senior officials f…

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Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban

• Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal• President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filedRussia’s anti-doping agency Rusada said on Thursday it would appeal the four-year doping sanctions barring the country from competing under its f…

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Why Britain cannot claim moral high ground after London 2012 | Barney Ronay

Few sporting nations are qualified to talk with certainty about the failings of others and, with London 2012 the most dope-ridden Olympics ever staged, Britain is not one of themAnd what a time it was, and what a time. Here’s a festive quiz question. W…

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Victoria Aggar resigns from Wada and says it is now ‘silencing athletes’

• British Paralympian served on Wada’s athlete committee• Aggar says ‘spineless’ decision on Russia provoked exitThe World Anti-Doping Agency has been rocked by the resignation of Victoria Aggar, a highly respected member of its own Athlete Committee, …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Claims of ‘lynching’ and ‘hysteria’ after Wada bans Russia for four years

• Russian PM: ‘Wada decision is anti-Russian hysteria’• Mariya Lasitskene: ‘I didn’t doubt it could end like this’The World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to ban Russia from international sport for four years has divided sporting figures in the country,…

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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…

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‘Their flag will not fly’: Russia given four-year ban for doping offences – video report

Russia will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) voted unanimously to ban them for doping offences. Russia now has 21 days to appeal against the decision. Individual athlet…

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Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup

Wada delivers four-year ban for doping offencesIndividual athletes will still be allowed to competeThe World Anti-Doping Agency has voted unanimously to ban Russia from international sport for four years for doping offences.Russia now have 21 days to a…

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IOC calls for ‘toughest sanctions’ over deleted Russian doping tests

• No Russian Olympic Committee members implicated• Clean Russian athletes could still compete at Tokyo 2020The International Olympic Committee has demanded the “toughest sanctions” against those responsible for deleting positive doping tests held by th…

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Wada recommends four-year ban on Russia plus restrictions on athletes

• Russian flag would not be used at major events• Decision will be made by executive committee on 9 DecemberThe World Anti-Doping Agency panel has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other …

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Russian athletics chief quits amid fresh corruption accusation by Wada

• Medical records allegedly faked during doping probe• Russia’s participation at 2020 Tokyo Olympics under threatDmitry Shlyakhtin, the president of the Russian track and field federation, has resigned two days after he was accused of obstructing an an…

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Olympics blow for Russia after officials charged with doping obstruction

• Athletics president protected high jumper Danil Lysenko• Documents claimed athlete too ill to provide whereaboutsRussia’s efforts to lift its suspension from international track and field before next year’s Olympics suffered a damaging blow on Thursd…

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Russia face Tokyo Olympics ban over ‘inconsistent’ Moscow lab data

• Wada gives Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities• Russia’s appearance at World Athletics Championships in doubtThe World Anti-Doping Agency has given Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities in laboratory data retrieved fro…

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Sport sponsors must join the war on doping, says anti-drug boss

Call follows emergence of new Russian scandalSport sponsors should help fund the fight against the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to the head of the UK’s anti-doping agency. Nicole Sapstead, chief executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKA…

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Russia’s Paralympic doping ban lifted after IPC praises ‘significant reforms’

• Governing body says 69 of 70 reinstatement criteria met• Russia has still not officially responded to McLaren reportRussia will rejoin the Paralympics community next month after the International Paralympic Committee decide to lift a suspension impos…