Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said that World Anti-Doping Agency reports of ‘state sponsored’ Russian doping programmes are unfounded. Photo: AP

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia appear unfounded. Dmitry Peskov said that when charges were made, they(...)

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(...)

Mariya Savinova  and Ekaterina Poistogova  of Russia celebrate with  coach Vladimir Kazarin after placing first and third respectively in the women’s 800m final at  London 2012. All three have been recommended for lifetime bans in the Wada report. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA.

1. Systematic doping in Russian sport: The World Anti-Doping Agency independent report has recommended that Russia be banned from international ath(...)

 A  staff member  of World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) hands out copies of the report surrounding allegations of doping prior a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

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(...)

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack during the 49th IAAF Congress World Athletics Forum in Moscow in 2013. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Lamine Diack, the former IAAF president, has been placed under investigation as part of a corruption and aggravated money-laundering investigation an(...)

Paula Radcliffe, who is the world record holder in women’s marathon. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

A “devastated” Paula Radcliffe has insisted she has never cheated “in any form whatsoever at any time in my career”, following a British parliamentar(...)

 Lord Sebastian Coe reacts after being elected as the new IAAF President during the 50th IAAF Congress  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Getty

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic champion who led the organising committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been elected as the president of the world gov(...)

The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, who conducted confidential interviews with athletes at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, South Korea, the reports said. Photograph: Getty Images

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suppressed a 2011 survey that reveals up to one-third of the world’s top competitors adm(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the former London Marathon winner has been banned for 14 months.   Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA

London Marathon organisers say they are “very concerned” following allegations that the race was won seven times in 12 years by athletes who recorded (...)

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