Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

Sebastian Coe chairs a meeting of world athletics today to discuss suspending Russia over allegations of state sponsored doping of its athletes, a crisis that has put his leadership under the spotlight barely three months into the job. Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters

The International Association of Athletics Federations will meet on Friday to consider a provisional ban for Russia, which said on Thursday it was (...)

IOC president Thomas Bach: expects Russian officials to comply with all procedures to ensure their athletes can compete in Rio. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Olympics chief Thomas Bach expects Russia will comply with doping regulations in time for its athletes to compete at next year’s Rio Games despite cal(...)

Head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation - Mikhail Butov - has admitted that the country has a doping problem, following the release of a World Anti-Doping Agency report. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

The head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation has admitted that his country has a doping problem and that the mentality of coaches needs to change. (...)

Sebastian Coe is under pressure to give up advisory role with Nike. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Russia faces being suspended from athletics by the end of the week, as the fallout from Dick Pound’s devastating report into state-sponsored doping b(...)

Sebastian Coe arrives to speak at the ‘Future Decoded’ conference in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Facundo Arriza/EPA

During the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012 Sebastian Coe was often asked what kept him awake at night. Every time he replied: “I don’t have s(...)

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters and Russian Athletics Federation office in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: EPA

The Russian Sports Ministry said on Tuesday it was open for closer cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in order to eliminate any i(...)

The International Olympic Committee will set up a $2 million (€1.8 million) refugee fund as the migrant crisis grips Europe. Tens of thousands have f(...)

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics maintained the logo was not copied but said too many doubts had been raised for it to be usable.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the Games logo over accusations of plagiarism, maintaining that it was not copied but saying too ma(...)

Ireland captain Lucy Mulhall in action during the World Sevens Series Qualifiers at UCD Bowl. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Ireland’s women’s Sevens players can look forward to almost 12 months of tough international rugby to prepare for their Olympic Qualifying tournament (...)