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Russian doping: IOC delays decision on possible blanket ban for Rio Olympics


Russia must wait to learn if it can send a team to next month’s Olympics after calls for it to be barred from the Rio Games for operating a four-year, state-sponsored doping programme. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it will “explore the legal options” before deciding whether to implement “a collective ban” on all Russian competitors for the global ...

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Russia state-sponsored doping at Sochi Winter Olympics – report

The report looks into claims that dozens of Russian athletes were doped in the build-up to Sochi 2014

Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, claims a new report. An investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency says Russia’s sports ministry “directed, controlled and oversaw” the manipulation of urine samples provided by its athletes. The commission looked into allegations made by the former head of Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory. Grigory Rodchenkov claimed ...

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Slutski offers to step down after Russia’s elimination


Leonid Slutski has offered his resignation as Russia coach following the team’s UEFA EURO 2016 exit. Russia were beaten 3-0 by Wales in Stadium de Toulouse on Monday, a result which condemned them to bottom spot in Group B. They leave the tournament having picked up just one point – thanks to a 1-1 draw with England in their opening fixture – ...

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EURO 2016: Wonderful Wales win group B and oust Russia

Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey (top) who scored the first goal celebrates with Wales' defender Neil Taylor who scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 group B football match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on June 20, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Wales stormed through to the knockout phase of their first UEFA EURO finals as they eliminated Russia and won Group B into the bargain. No team in France had been as quick out the traps as Wales in their first two games and they were at it again in Toulouse, Gareth Bale forcing Igor Akinfeev into an early save. Come ...

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EURO 2016: Hamšík’s Slovakia one-two sends Russia reeling


Marek Hamšík set up the first and scored the second as Slovakia shook off their opening-day disappointment, and handed sluggish Russia a finishing lesson in Group B. An initial flurry of activity having been swatted away stern-faced by a solid-looking Russian defence, Slovakia were starting to creak ominously when Hamšík delivered a wondrous pass from midfield to Weiss; he took ...

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Euro 2016: 150 Russians ‘behind’ violence


A group of “well-trained” Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say. The 150 Russian football supporters “were well prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action” and were able to evade arrest, a city prosecutor said. Five England fans have been jailed for throwing bottles at police and a sixth jailed ...

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Euro 2016: England and Russia given disqualification warning

A number of Russia fans rushed towards England fans at the end of the match (Image credit: PA)

Uefa has threatened to disqualify England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there is any further violence by fans. It has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia – but not England – after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game. Footage appeared to show Russia fans rush at England supporters after the Euro 2016 1-1 draw in Marseille. Charges against Russia ...

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EURO 2016: Last-gasp Berezutski header denies England victory


Vasili Berezutski headed in a 92nd-minute equaliser in Marseille, restoring parity after Eric Dier had put England ahead in the Group B contest. Berezutski struck in added time as Russia, second best for long periods, rescued a draw from their UEFA EURO 2016 opener against England. The Russia captain outjumped Danny Rose inside the penalty area, looping a header over Joe ...

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UERO 2016 Preview: England v Russia


Roy Hodgson is “pleased” with the selection headaches he has before England’s Group B curtain-raiser against a Russia side missing two first-choice midfielders. England and Russia begin their Group B campaigns at the impressive Stade Vélodrome Russia helped to eliminate England in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008 Roy Hodgson’s England won all ten matches en route to UEFA EURO 2016 ...

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IAAF Taskforce Concludes Its First Visit To Russia

Members of the Interim Coordination Committee of the Olympic Committee of Russia and the IAAF Taskforce (IAAF) © Copyright

The IAAF Taskforce has concluded its second day of meetings in Moscow with their counterparts from the Interim Coordination Committee (ICC) of the Olympic Committee of Russia on Tuesday (12). The meeting discussed the arrangements that are being put in place for the speedy resolution of pending doping cases, the thorough investigation of matters raised in the WADA Independent Commission’s ...

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