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Putin Orders Anti-Doping Improvements to be Made in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered a national anti-doping laboratory to be established at Moscow State University as the country seeks to tighten...

Putin Claims Athletes With TUEs Should be Excluded From Events and Calls for Sport...

Athletes who have therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) should be excluded from major events because it gives them an unfair advantage over the rest of...

Gold Medalists at Russia’s Alternative Paralympic Games to be Awarded Over $60,000

Russian athletes who won gold medals at the country’s competition which was held after their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be...

Putin Says International Paralympic Committee ‘Humiliating Itself’ with Russian Team Ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the International Paralympic Committee is humiliating itself by barring the Russian Paralympic team from the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil...

Russian Officials Outraged by Court’s Decision to Uphold Paralympics Ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin preferred to keep quiet – but Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as well as Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko loudly expressed their...

Bach Claims He Has Had No Contact With Putin Over Russian Doping Scandal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed they are not in a "position to sanction heads of state in any given country"...

Bach Faces More Attacks on His Integrity as IOC President Arrives for Rio 2016

Bach has faced severe criticism since the decision by the IOC's ruling Executive Board on Sunday (July 24) not to ban Russia from these...

Olympic Movement on “Verge of Splitting” as Result of McLaren Report, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Olympic Movement "can once again be on the verge of splitting", following the release of Richard McLaren's...

Appointment of Putin ally to head IOC Evaluation Commission adds controversy to 2022 Olympic...

Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, has been appointed chairman of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission that...

Bach’s Very Busy First International Olympic Committee Meeting

Russian organizers will set up protest zones in Sochi, the new International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach said. Whether they will work, or anyone will have...

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