• Russian boxer out due to injuries

    A Russian boxer controversially adjudged to have beaten world champion Michael Conlan at the Rio Olympics is out of the Games.

  • Lin fails dope test

    Taiwan's former weightlifting world record holder Lin Tzu-chi is suspended from competing in the Rio Olympics 2016.

  • Rio Olympics: King beats Efimova to gold

    American teenager Lilly King celebrates stopping tainted Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova from getting an Olympic gold as doping hostilities worsen in Rio.

  • Russian athletes banned

    Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.

  • Djokovic glad to see Russia

    Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic says he is happy that Russia avoided a blanket Olympic Games ban but admits the scandal was a dark episode for sport.

  • Russians in show of defiance

    Russian Olympians turn out in force to see their flag raised over the athletes' village in Rio on Wednesday.

  • Bach slams contemptuous doping

    Russian appeals against Olympic bans are piling up as IOC president Thomas Bach slams what he calls the "contemptuous" doping system blamed on the Moscow government.

  • Two Russian swimmers cleared

    Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have been cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics, their representatives said Tuesday, though there was no official confirmation.

  • CAS races to hear cases

    The international sports tribunal will decide appeals by Russian athletes against their ban from the Rio Olympics with the opening ceremony just four days away.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    The International Olympic Committee says a three-member panel will make the "final decision" on which Russian athletes can compete in the Rio Games.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

  • 'Russian team stands at 266'

    Russia's sports minister says that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors.

  • Chiller condemns Russia cheats' meet

    Australia's Olympic delegation head Kitty Chiller questions Russia's determination to eliminate drug cheats.

  • IAAF rejects Russian plea

    Athletics' governing body says it has definitively rejected Moscow's request to review its blanket ban of Russia's track and field team from next month's Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • Anti-doping officials take aim at IOC

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) fails to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declines to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, anti-doping officials say.

  • Whistleblower barred from Rio 2016

    Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not not compete in the Rio Olympics next month.

  • Russia escapes blanket ban

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday orders individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.

  • IOC faced with difficult call on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping, an unprecedented move that could spark the Olympic movement's worst crisis in decades

  • Russia expects to avoid full ban

    Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

  • Further 45 new failures from London and Beijing Games

    A further 45 athletes test positive for banned substances after a second set of samples were re-analysed from the London and Beijing Olympics.

  • 'Funeral for athletics'

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismiss an appeal against a ban on Russia's track and field team for the Rio Olympic Games over state-run doping.

  • Sports court rejects Russian appeal

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it had rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games starting on August 5.

  • IOC to take a week to decide Russia's Rio fate

    The International Olympic Committee says it would take up to a week to decide whether to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics over its "state" doping machine.

  • Russia names Olympic squad

    Russia's Olympic Committee presses with its preparations for the Rio Olympic Games despite the threat of a ban for state-run doping hanging over the country.

  • Italy unveil Ventura

    Giampiero Ventura is officially unveiled as Italy's new manager on a two-year contract designed to make sure the Azzurri qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Doping state-sponsored: Report

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for Russia to be completely banned from the Rio Olympics and other international sport after an investigation found rampant state-run doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other events.

  • Russian doping state-sponsored: report

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) calls for Russia to be completely banned from the Rio Olympics and other international sport after an investigation found rampant state-run doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other events

  • Stakes high as Russia doping report released

    The report to be released Monday into allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia has already sparked rumblings it could trigger the "nuclear option" of a full ban of Russia from the Rio Olympics.

  • USA, Canada launch 'unfair' campaign against Russia

    A North American-led campaign to ban Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has opened up an international divide on how to deal with the doping scandal engulfing Russia.

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