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

Film-makers behind Olympic doping expos say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitors The film-makers behind banned Russias Olympic committee from taking part in the games in Pyeongchang, and disqualified 43 Russian […]

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 again that all international sport is political In the winter of 1945, Dynamo Moscow came to Britain on […]

Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of Russia World Cup organising committee

Vitaly Mutko, a Russian deputy prime minister who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the countrys doping program, has stepped down as head of the organising committee of the 2018 World Cup Vitaly […]

Russian deputy PM quits football role before 2018 World Cup to fight doping ban

Vitaly Mutko also considering resigning as local World Cup organiser as he appeals against Olympic life ban Vitaly Mutko, the Russian deputy prime minister who was banned for life from the Olympics this month, has […]

The IOC must do its duty this time and ban Russia from Winter Olympics | Sean Ingle

No amount of evidence or condemnation has so far had the desired response from a committee which must now take action to avoid a farcical countdown This time there is no justifiable room for doubt, […]

Wada says database confirms McLaren report on Russia doping

A database obtained by Wada confirms that the McLaren Report, which concluded that over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from state-sponsored doping, is accurate The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has obtained a database that confirms […]

Anti-doping agencies call on IOC to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Nado, a group of leading anti-doping agencies, has called for the IOC to stop paying lip service to the fight against doping and extend Russias Olympic ban

Nado, a group of leading anti-doping agencies, has called for the IOC to stop paying lip service to the fight against doping and extend Russias Olympic ban The worlds leading anti-doping agencies have come together […]

Toilet jokes are hard to make when Justin Gatlins gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

Toilet jokes are hard to make when Justin Gatlins gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

The contaminated straw that led a racehorse to fail a drugs test might raise a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to […]