Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov charged with swapping urine samples, faces loss of gold medal
The International Testing Agency said late Monday it charged Rahimov and Dumitru Captari of Romania with “an anti-doping rule violation for ‘Urine Substitution’ which would have occurred over a period of time in 2016.”
Investigation into International Weightlifting Federation finds doping cover-ups, millions of dollars in missing money
An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.
Russia will again be at the top of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agenda when the Foundation board meets on Thursday but maybe not for much longer.
World Anti-Doping Agency experts to return to Moscow to conduct audit of RUSADA as part of reinstatement procedure
After a long stalemate, WADA reversed the steps and declared Russia compliant in September. The body has been widely criticised for the decision but says it will impose fresh sanctions if RUSADA does not allow raw data to be recovered from its lab.
Russian officials had previously concluded that their doping system failed, but refused to acknowledge claims of institutional involvement.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russians will not take part in tournament's drug testing, says football governing body
Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said.
WADA President Craig Reedie confident on Russia agreeing to international anti-doping standards despite apparent impasse
Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA has been suspended since 2015 after a WADA commissioned report revealed alleged widespread doping in the country.
Court of Arbitration for Sport lift bans on 28 Russian athletes accused of doping at 2014 Winter Olympics
CAS said, "In 28 cases, the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) was committed by the athletes concerned."
Russia deputy PM Vitaly Mutko quits from country's football union to contest his lifetime ban from Olympic Games
Mutko said that he will continue his duties in the government as well as preparing the World Cup which is being staged in Russia this summer
The International Olympic Committee is expected to decide whether Russia can compete in Pyeongchang at an executive board meeting next month in Lausanne.
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Russia's denial of doping past could prevent their participation, says WADA
If Russia remains non-compliant with the WADA Anti-Doping Code it would be another obstacle standing in the way of the country being cleared to compete at next year’s Winter Olympics.
The cyclists - Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov - do not appear in the McLaren report, which said that 26 positive doping tests by Russian cyclists had been covered up.
It is one month since WADA lifted its suspension of RUSADA, Russia’s anti-doping agency, which was banned from testing in November 2015
Russian doping scandal: McLaren report author alleges widespread tampering in samples of footballers
The Mail on Sunday wrote that the Russian players are being probed by FIFA as part of a broader scandal over allegations of state-backed doping in the country.
IAAF on Tuesday set a list of guidelines for Russian athletes hoping to return to full-time competition under the neutral flag, including their coaches and support staff getting a clean chit.
Russia blasted a report in The New York Times that officials have acknowledged a massive sports doping conspiracy, reiterating the govt was not involved.
Kremlin said that it would check the veracity of a report in New York Times to make sure that Russia's top anti-doping official had been accurately quoted.
Russia's anti-doping officials have acknowledged a massive doping conspiracy in their country, but still reject claims of government involvement in the affair.
Yelena Isinbayeva's appointment to the RUSADA board, made a mere two days before Part 2 of the McLaren report arrived, was all you needed to conclude that either Russia does not fully grasp the depths of depravity that Richard McLaren painstakingly detailed in his 144-page report or, maybe worse, that it just doesn't care.
The McLaren report revealed that doping mastermind-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov used salt, coffee and water to cover up drug failures