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IOC extends sanctions against Russia over doping

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday extended sanctions against Russia over dopinguntil further notice. The IOC first imposed sanctions on Russia in July in the wake of Richard …

IOC disqualifies four Russian athletes

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has disqualified four Russian athletes after the re-analysis of stored samples from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the IOC official website said, TASS reports. In total, the IOC has sanctioned 12 …

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped off Olympic gold medals they won in London in 2012 for failing anti-doping tests. The IOC issued the  …

Russian sports presented ultimatum

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called for all athletes who have a history of doping to be banned from international competition, according to WADA expert Peter Nicholson, who took part in a Moscow seminar organized by …

We do not need dirty victories, Mutko said

Russia does not intend to stop working to rebuild its reputation in the sports,the head of the Ministry of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, said. "We hope that the World Anti-Doping Agency …

Pushkov: WADA cannot be trusted

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lost credibility after its hacked database revealed that US athletes had been allowed to use prohibited substances, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman in the lower house of the Russian parliament, …

17 more Russian Paralympians appeal to IPC

17 more Russian Paralympians have sent letters to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), asking to be allowed to participate in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer that represents the athletes Artem Patsev …

 Mutko threatens to stop financing WADA

Russia could cease financing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unless it restores the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, the Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. "My belief is that if our …

Isinbayeva may join IOC Athletes’ Commission

Russia’s two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva wrote in Instagram that she may travel to the Olympic Games in Rio as a candidate to the IOC Athletes’ Commission on August 14. "Today I …