Russian doping blurs innocence and guilt, with Olympics caught in the middle
After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances using TUEs, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system.
Russian doping scandal whistleblower's attorney says WADA will lose integrity if RUSADA is not banned
WADA gave the Russians a conditional release from the ban in September but one of the requirements was full access to data at the Moscow lab but that did not happen.
WADA director general Olivier Niggli described the audit as an important step along the way to RUSADA again becoming a fully trusted anti-doping partner.
Winter Paralympics 2018: IPC maintains suspension on Russia; will take call on nation's participation in event
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russia's Paralympic Committee, but had yet to make a final decision on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
The IOC last week decided to ban Russia from the 2018 Games that run from February 9-25 over its state-sponsored doping programme.
The Kremlin on Tuesday said it would be a "great loss" for the Olympic movement if Russia were to be banned from the 2018 Winter Games over doping.
Yogeshwar Dutt won’t get an Olympic silver after IOC drops doping case against late Russian wrestler
Yogeshwar Dutt's chance to upgrade his 2012 London Olympics bronze medal to silver were finished, after the IOC decided to drop its doping investigation against late Russian wrestler Besik Kudokov.
The IOC has hired Russian doping whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov as a consultant and is helping his runner wife Yuliya in recognition of their efforts.
US track and field stars expressed dismay at the doping-ban enforced absence of Russian rivals in the ongoing Rio Games on the eve of the Olympic track and field competition
The IPC on Sunday banned all Russians from its own Games next month because of the widespread doping culture that it says has polluted sport in the country.
Once-banned Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has been declared eligible to compete at the Rio Olympics under a neutral flag, the IAAF said.