• The Latest: Russian Sports Ministry denies doping system
    The Associated Press43 minutes ago

    The Latest: Russian Sports Ministry denies doping system

    The Russian Sports Ministry has denied that the country had any state-sponsored doping system. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren accused then-Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko of allowing a controlled state-backed doping scheme to be developed with his ''leadership and knowledge

  • Doping report details 'institutional conspiracy' in Russia
    The Associated Press49 minutes ago

    Doping report details 'institutional conspiracy' in Russia

    A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator

  • A $30 million splurge on Putin's daughter's favorite sport
    Reuters2 hours ago

    A $30 million splurge on Putin's daughter's favorite sport

    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for development, a Reuters review of public documents has shown. The Zhavoronki Acrobatic

  • Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping conspiracy
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping conspiracy

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, an independent WADA report said on Friday. The second and final part of the report