Russia doping

McLaren report: More than 1,000 Russian athletes involved in state-sponsored doping

The London 2012 Olympics were “corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government and sports authorities, who colluded to ensure the country’s sportspeople were able to take a cocktail of banned performance-enhancing drugs yet evade doping tests, it has been revealed,

WADA to announce new report on Russia doping investigation

The first McLaren report discovered that Russia has run a systemic and state-sponsored doping program for several years, including in the run-up to the Sochi Games. The report caused ban of hundreds of Russian athletes from 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The

WADA criticizes Russia for Isinbayeva appointment to head anti-doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has disapprovingly commented on the news that the former Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva has been appointed head of the new Supervisory Board of the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA). WADA has not been informed of that decision, according

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had suspended Russia following the publication of the McLaren report, according to BBC. The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping program. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose not to give Russia a blanket

Rio 2016: seven Russian swimmers banned from Olympics

Those deemed ineligible for Rio include Yulia Efimova, a 200m bronze medallist in London, who had a provisional ban lifted by Fina last week, BBC reports. It said the McLaren Report has showed anti-doping rules were "not properly applied" by Russian authorities. Fina

Russian Olympic ban upheld, Moscow denounces ‘crime against sport’

The decision by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) increases the possibility that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will now exclude Russia from all sports, not just

Russia doping: Wada to publish Sochi 2014 doping findings

An independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has been investigating the allegations and will publish its findings on Monday, BBC reports. Any adverse revelations could increase pressure on Russia to be banned from the Rio Olympics entirely. Its track

Russia doping: Wada new report reveals obstructions to testing

The report was published two days before athletics' governing body rules on whether Russian competitors can take part in the Rio Olympics this summer, BBC reports. In November, Russia's athletes were banned after a Wada report highlighted widespread failing in testing. The country's