Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan says he is happy for the World Cup to take place in Qatar and Russia. Photograph: Getty Images

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has said he will support holding the World Cups in Russia and Qatar despite the allegations of m(...)

IAAF leaders have suspended the Russian federation, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil. Phtoograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Leading athletes have backed the decision of the IAAF Council to hand Russia a provisional ban from all international athletics competitions with imme(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

Russia’s suspension is for an indefinite period and could take in next summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA.

The governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations of state-(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has insisted he will not fail in his task to clean up athletics. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

The embattled governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations(...)

 Roger Federer has called for more drug testing in rugby. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Roger Federer believes tennis players should undergo more anti-doping tests to ensure the sport does not suffer the problems that have plunged athlet(...)

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 (...)

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (centre) and former IAAF president Lamine Diack (left), who is alledged to have received €1M in bribes.  Photograph: EPA.

The Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, has lashed out at Britain, saying testing at the London 2012 Olympics must have been worth zero if it fai(...)

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(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson has said that allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics are ‘unfounded’. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters

Mixing howls of indignation with vows to do more to fight doping in sport, Russia has rejected allegations of running a major state-backed operation t(...)