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Russian Federation

IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach defends decision to allow Russian athletes in Rio
IOC president Thomas Bach defends the decision to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics despite allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country.
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A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Three-person panel to decide on Russian entries for 2016 Olympics
A three-person panel devised by the IOC will have the final say on which Russian Federation athletes will compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.
Jul 31, 11:10
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Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics
The International Weightlifting Federation becomes only the second body, after the IAAF, to impose a total ban on Russian athletes in their sport at Rio 2016.
Jul 29, 19:12
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia's fencing team cleared to take part in Rio Olympics amid doping scandal
Russia's fencing team are reportedly cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics amid allegations of widespread doping.
Jul 27, 10:58
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Seven more Russian athletes banned from competing at Rio Olympics
Five sprint canoeists and two modern pentathletes are the latest Russian athletes to be banned from competing at the Rio Olympics this summer.
Jul 26, 15:59
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks IOC to review Rio Olympics ban
Russian 800m runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova asks the International Olympic Committee to review its decision to ban her from competing at the Rio Games.
Jul 25, 20:09
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Seven Russian swimmers ineligible for Olympics due to doping violations
FINA rules seven Russian swimmers ineligible for the Rio Olympics following allegations of widespread doping.
Jul 25, 16:19
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia avoid Rio 2016 blanket ban despite widespread doping
Russia avoid a blanket ban that would have prevented all of the nation's athletes from competing at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jul 24, 15:10
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
CAS upholds Russian athlete ban
The Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds the IAAF's decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics.
Jul 21, 10:42
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
IOC decision on Russia's Olympics participation 'within a week'
The IOC reveals that it will make a decision on a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Rio Olympics in the next seven days.
Jul 20, 14:28
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian deputy sports minister suspended over doping allegations
Russian sports minister Yurfy Nagornykh is suspended until after a full investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping among Russian athletes is conducted.
Jul 19, 10:01
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin: 'Olympics on brink of split over doping accusations'
President Vladimir Putin says that the Olympics could be on the "brink of a split" following allegations of Russia's 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 18:42
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
WADA wants all Russian athletes banned from Rio 2016 Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency recommends banning all Russian athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympics following accusations of 'state-sponsored doping'
Jul 18, 17:37
General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
IOC willing to take 'tough sanctions' following Russian doping report
The International Olympic Committee says that it will take the "toughest sanctions available" after Russia were accused of 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 16:42
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Russia operated 'state-sponsored doping programme' at 2014 Winter Olympics
An investigation commissioned by WADA says that Russia operated a 'state-sponsored doping programme' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Jul 18, 15:00
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Russian, Kenyan athletes must prove innocence to compete at Rio Olympics
The IOC announces that all athletes from Russia and Kenya must pass additional tests to prove their innocence ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Jun 21, 14:28
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian para-athletes able to compete at Rio Paralympics
The International Paralympic Committee announces that Russian para-athletes will not be affected by the IAAF's ban at this summer's Rio Games.
Jun 20, 13:39
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
IAAF: 'Clean Russian athletes can apply to compete as neutrals'
The IAAF says that Russian athletes can apply to compete at the Rio Olympics as a neutral if they can prove that they are not "tainted" by the doping allegations.
Jun 17, 17:43
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian Sports Ministry "extremely disappointed" with IAAF decision to uphold ban
The Russian Sports Ministry says that it is "extremely disappointed" by the IAAF's decision to uphold a ban on the country's athletics stars.
Jun 17, 17:14
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics
The IAAF upholds a ban on Russian athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Jun 17, 16:51