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Genetic doping, the ‘sea serpent’ of cheating

Lance Armstrong

How big a threat is genetic doping to clean competition in sport?

Seven more Russians banned, number is now 20

Seven athletes including a canoeing gold medallist became the latest Russian competitors to be banned from next month’s Rio Olympics after an explosive report revealed state-run doping across Russian

Relief for Russia, but strict criteria for athletes

The International Olympic Committee will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes’ participation

No total Rio ban on Russia, IOC leaves it to federations

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban ove

Rio Games: Sports tribunal upholds Russia ban

Yelena Isinbayeva

The international sports tribunal on Thursday rejected an appeal by 67 Russian athletes seeking to overturn an IAAF doping ban on them competing at the Rio Olympics.

IOC to take a week to decide on Olympic ban


Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, 2015 world champion, competes in the men’s 110m hurdles final at a national event in Zhukovsky on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

Pro boxers get nod for Rio Olympics

Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport’s governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

IOC discovers 23 more dope cheats

The International Olympic Committee on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from the 2012 London Games.

More shockers soon: IOC

The IOC will announce in one week how many new doping failures from the 2012 London Olympics have been found in retesting of samples, officials said Wednesday.

Fifa still undecided on reform panel

Francois Carrard

Fifa is still considering setting up an independent panel to oversee its reform effort, a move requested by world football’s top corporate sponsors, the head of Fifa’s reform committee Francois Carrar

As we look back at the Olympic Games at Rio, we have a lot to be proud about. We had a whopping big contingent of 117 players.

A few years after the disastrous Commonwealth Games (CWG) of 2010, the swimming team from Uttarakhand, a relatively new state with inadequate infrastructure, applied for permission to train in one of