• Using spies and coffee, how Russian dopers 'hijacked' sports
    The Associated Press

    Using spies and coffee, how Russian dopers 'hijacked' sports

    After six months of doping investigations, Richard McLaren delivered an emphatic verdict on Friday: Russia has ''hijacked'' sporting competitions for years, cheating rivals out of medals, and deceiving spectators. A 144-page report backed up by 1,166 supporting documents was sent by

  • Judge freezes Rio mayor's assets over Olympic golf course
    The Associated Press

    Judge freezes Rio mayor's assets over Olympic golf course

    A Brazilian judge said he was freezing the assets of Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes on Friday for allegedly failing to charge the appropriate taxes to the developer of the Olympic Games golf course. ''The mayor will appeal the decision to freeze his assets'' announced by a Rio de

  • Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1,000 competitors
    Reuters

    Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1,000 competitors

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests as Moscow "hijacked international sport" over the course of five years, an independent WADA report said on Friday.

  • Russian official Mutko seeks to retain FIFA Council seat
    The Associated Press

    Russian official Mutko seeks to retain FIFA Council seat

    Under fire for his role in Russia's state doping program, Vitaly Mutko has begun the process of a FIFA integrity check to be an election candidate. Mutko, who heads Russian operations to organize the 2018 World Cup, has been elected by European soccer leaders since 2009 to represent them on FIFA