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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:01 AM

The sanction is the toughest ever leveled by the IOC for drug cheating and is delivered just 65 days ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

OUT. Fleece jackets with an inscription reading 'Russia' are displayed at BOSCO store in central Moscow on December 4, 2017. Mladen Antonov/AFP

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after failed drug test

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko warns that there may still be some more cases after Maria Sharapova tests positive for Meldonium

SCANDAL. Maria Sharapova still has the support of the Russian sports head despite losing major endorsements. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Russians furious over Winter Olympics 'fix' slur‎

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Russian officials on Sunday angrily denied a story that they were colluding with the Americans to help each other win figure skating gold in Sochi

Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez during a training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA