Novak Djokovic during his semi-final match against Alexander Zverev at the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the golden slam has come to an end as he suffered a startling collapse against Alexander Zverev before eventually losing 1(...)

 Simone Biles stumbles upon landing after competing in vault during the Women’s team final at the  Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Tuesday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The American gymnast Simone Biles, the biggest star at the Tokyo Olympics and the greatest athlete in the sport’s history, walked away from the women’(...)

Great Britain’s Tom Daley (right) and Matty Lee who won gold in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Japan. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

We were chatting with some of the Irish rowers about how life was treating them in the Athletes’ Village, particularly with their schedule of events w(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on her way to winning the women’s single sculls quarter-final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP

Just when it seemed Tokyo was perhaps lacking a big name to help get these Olympics properly off the ground here it comes headed straight for us. Watc(...)

Danil Lysenko, who won silver at the 2017 world championships, failed to file his whereabouts three times, bringing a provisional suspension under the three strikes rule. File photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Global sport’s top arbitration court gave Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko a six-year ban on Monday for anti-doping charges, ruling him out of the T(...)

Yuri Ganus: he was appointed in 2017 to head Rusada as it was mounting a push to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Photograph:  Getty Images

Russia on Friday dismissed the head of Rusada, its national anti-doping agency, in a move that threatens to further strain the country’s relations on (...)

A team of 168 Russians competed as part of a neutral “Olympic Athlete from Russia” team in Pyeongchang but two of them failed drug tests. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country’s athletes at the Pyeongchang Winte(...)

Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova during the women’s Bobsleigh heats. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Nadezha Sergeeva, who finished 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh, has become the second Russian to test positive for a banned substance at the Winter Ol(...)

 Team Russia with flag bearer Alexander Zubkov  during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA

The London 2012 Olympics were “corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government and sports authorities, who colluded to ensure its sports (...)

A Russian MP has called on US President-elect Donald Trump to stop investigations into ‘state-sponsored doping’ involving their athletes. Photograph: Getty Images

If international sport officials were expecting an apology from Russia after the latest findings of its state-sponsored doping at the London Olympics (...)

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