The federation’s handling of the doping crisis and its fallout has angered some of Russia’s top athletes, including the three-times world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene. File photograph: Getty Images

Russia has escaped expulsion from World Athletics – for now – after the country’s minister of sport, Oleg Matytsin, stepped in at the last minute to g(...)

Edwin Moses: “There was no such thing as Wada [the World Anti-Doping Agency] and, in the US, I was chairman of the committee for the big six Olympic sports. I negotiated agreements to test athletes and that was the first testing outside competition.” Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus

The number 999 is burned into Edwin Moses’s psyche. He holds the greatest winning streak in athletics for, as a two-times Olympic champion over 400m (...)

 Independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce Rune Andersen. Photograph: Afp/Valery Hache

Russia’s ban from international athletics competition is set to extend beyond the World Championships in London in August, the International Associati(...)

Lawyer Richard McLaren delivers his second and final part of a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), at a news conference in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The second and final part of an independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, was published on Friday and provided mor(...)

The old Olympic motto that taking part matters more than winning has never been turned upside down like this: Russian track and field athletes now ban(...)

 Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a news conference after a council meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/EPA

Russian athletes have been banned from taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio later this summer, over their continued use of illegal doping. The IAA(...)

The Olympic flag next to the Russian flag in Sochi. Unless the ban is overturned, Russian athletes will be unable to take part in next year’s games in Brazil. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled that a German TV documentary which alleged widespread doping among Russian athletes was based on inaccurate informat(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Russia’s Mariya Savinova wins the 800m final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: the Wada commission has recommended a lifetime ban for her. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Russia has been accused of having a huge “state-sponsored doping programme” by an independent commission that could see the country kicked out of athl(...)

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