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WADA bars Russia for four years. But what does the ban mean? More importantly, what does it not?
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WADA bars Russia for four years. But what does the ban mean? More importantly, what does it not?

The decision to bar Russia from international sports for four years raises more questions than it answers. We try to decode what the ban means, and what it doesn't.

Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision allowing bobsledder Alexander Zubkov to keep medals
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Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision allowing bobsledder Alexander Zubkov to keep medals

The Russian Olympic Committee appealed on Thursday against a Moscow court ruling that refused to recognise bobsledder Alexander Zubkov’s Olympic ban, saying it could cast doubt on Russia’s desire to fight against doping.

Winter Olympics 2018: Dutch speed-skating coach Jillert Anema warned after attempts to fix race at Sochi Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: Dutch speed-skating coach Jillert Anema warned after attempts to fix race at Sochi Games

A Dutch speed-skating coach was given a written warning after trying to fix a race at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, reports and officials said Thursday.

WADA completes visit to Russia to audit the country's anti-doping agency
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WADA completes visit to Russia to audit the country's anti-doping agency

The visit was one of three key points of a so-called "road map" needed for Russia to be reinstated by WADA.

McLaren report: Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping
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McLaren report: Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping

Russia's doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator.

McLaren report: USA, Germany lead calls to permanently ban Russia for doping
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McLaren report: USA, Germany lead calls to permanently ban Russia for doping

USA and Germany led calls for Russia to be exiled after the McLaren report said doping in sport in the country represented an "institutional conspiracy".

McLaren report: Russia used salt, coffee, water to cover up failed doping tests
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McLaren report: Russia used salt, coffee, water to cover up failed doping tests

The McLaren report revealed that doping mastermind-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov used salt, coffee and water to cover up drug failures

State-run doping program behind Russia's medals at Sochi Olympics: Report
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State-run doping program behind Russia's medals at Sochi Olympics: Report

Dozens of Russian athletes who competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program, the New York Times reported

IOC stands up for gay-athletes, votes unanimously to add sexual orientation to Games Charter
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IOC stands up for gay-athletes, votes unanimously to add sexual orientation to Games Charter

A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexual, human rights groups said.

IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract after Sochi backlash
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IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract after Sochi backlash

The International Olympic Committee sent a letter to the three candidates for the 2022 Winter Games specifying that the host city contract will include new wording on non-discrimination.

IOC welcomes India back after dark year, opens cash pipeline
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IOC welcomes India back after dark year, opens cash pipeline

The readmittance means India's athletes will now be able to march behind the Indian flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games.

Sochi Olympics: US warns of threats to cyber
Politics

Sochi Olympics: US warns of threats to cyber

The United States on Friday issued a fresh travel alert for Americans attending the Sochi Winter Olympics, citing cyber-security threats and warning them to have "no expectation of privacy" using Russian communications networks.

Sochi Olympics: Google Doodle gives Putin a lesson in LGBT rights
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Sochi Olympics: Google Doodle gives Putin a lesson in LGBT rights

The Google Doodle highlights athletes engaging in various winter sports and clicking on it links you to a search page on the Olympic charter.

US warns of 'toothpaste' bombs in Sochi Olympics
World

US warns of 'toothpaste' bombs in Sochi Olympics

The US government has issued a warning to US and some foreign airlines that fly to Russia for the Olympic Games about "toothpaste bomb" threats, media reports said.

US Olympic committee sponsor AT&T condemns Russia's anti-gay law
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US Olympic committee sponsor AT&T condemns Russia's anti-gay law

US Olympic Committee sponsor AT&T has condemned a Russian law restricting gay-rights activity as Sochi prepares to host the Winter Olympics.