Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been given a four-year doping ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and been stripped of her London 2012 800 metres gold. Photograph: PA

Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been given a four-year doping ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and been stripped of her London 2012 800 metres (...)

 Caster Semenya of South Africa competes during the women’s 800m semi finals. Photograph: EPA

Caster Semenya qualified for the Olympic women’s 800 metres final with supreme ease on Thursday and, barring a catastrophe, appears nailed on for gold(...)

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(...)

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(...)