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Russian anti-doping head calls for overhaul of track federation

The entire management and coaching staff of Russia's athletics federation should be removed from their posts, the CEO of the country's anti-doping agency demanded on Monday.

Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes of surprise test

Russian anti-doping inspectors have again been accused of giving athletes advanced warning of what are meant to be surprise drug tests.

Russian Paralympic doping ban ends — with conditions

Russia returned to the Paralympics on Friday, though athletes face extra drug tests ahead of next year's games in Tokyo.

Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday.

World Cup downhill in Sochi called off due to poor snow surface

The second-to-last women's downhill of the World Cup season has been cancelled in Russia after poor course conditions meant a mandatory training session was cancelled for three straight days.

IAAF allows 21 more Russians to compete as neutrals

Russia's officially neutral track and field team swelled in size as the IAAF approved 21 more athletes on Thursday to compete internationally — but Russia says it's too late for next week's European indoor championships.

Russia reinstated for Tokyo 2020 after Paralympics doping ban lifted

Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping.

Alexander Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

Alexander Zubkov, already stripped of two Olympic gold medals, was among four Russian bobsledders banned Wednesday until December 2020 for their part in organized doping at the 2014 Winter Games.

WADA delegation visits notorious Russian lab

A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency visited the Moscow laboratory at the centre of Russia's doping cover ups on Wednesday. Russia must provide computer data from the lab before Dec. 31 or risk having its national anti-doping agency suspended.

Russian court disputes ruling that stripped bobsledder of Olympic gold

A Russian court has tried to block a ruling which stripped the country's best-known bobsledder of two Olympic gold medals in a doping case, but the IOC refuses to recognize the verdict.

Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum

For Russia's top clubs, it's almost as if the World Cup never happened. The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia's clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season.

Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten stabbed to death

Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed Thursday after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car.
Recap

Belgium blanks England to finish 3rd at World Cup

Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match at St. Petersburg, Russia
Preview

World Cup QF: Russia's confidence sky-high for Croatia match

It doesn't matter that few Russian fans ever expected the hosts to reach the World Cup quarterfinals, as some players are already thinking about the final. Russian breakout star Alexander Golovin never doubted the team would perform well — long before it beat Spain on penalties in the round of 16, setting up a matchup with Croatia in Sochi on Saturday.

FIFA to review fair play tiebreaker — but change is unlikely

FIFA plans to review a rule that resulted in Senegal being eliminated from the World Cup because it had more yellow cards than Japan, but is unlikely to remove the measure.