Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev: concerned that Russian athletes who  are not culpable would be punished as well as those who are guilty. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Mikhail Gorbachev has called on the International Olympic Committee to allow Russian athletes to compete at Rio 2016. The former Soviet Union preside(...)

Caster Semenya is unbeaten in her three Diamond League races, running times far faster than her opponents. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Alittle under two months to the Olympics and events have been heating up on the track and field. Luckily, they still show the Diamond League meetings (...)

Rob Heffernan during the London Olympics four years ago. Photograph: Getty Images

Rob Heffernan’s long wait for Olympic justice is very nearly over, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to decide by Thursday whether or not to re(...)

  Maria Sharapova speaks at a press conference in  Los Angeles where she announced that she had failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has confirmed 99 positive tests for meldonium since the drug was added to its banned list in January. Wada would (...)

 Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

Cian O’Connor onboard Good Luck: “I have no regrets. I tried everything possible and left no stone unturned in trying to seek fairness.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will not have a show jumping team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following yesterday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Spo(...)

Maxim Iglinskiy of Astana, who tested positive for EPO. Photoraph: Michel Krakowski/AFP/Getty Images

There often comes a moment in any wordy or indeed worthy interview when the subject suddenly shifts uneasily in his seat and points towards the small (...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

 FC Barcelona Sport Director Andoni Zubizarreta, Luis Suarez and  Jordi Mestre  pose for the media during a press conference. The club had their transfer ban appeal tuned down by Fifa. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Fifa today upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.The(...)

  Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has seen his four-month playing ban upheld. Photograph: EPA

The court of arbitration for sport (CAS) has upheld Luis Suarez’s ban and fine for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini but the Barcelona strik(...)

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