International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach addresses the opening session of the fifth World Anti-Doping Agency world conference on doping in Katowice, Poland. Photograph:  Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

A “ground-breaking” new method of using gene testing to catch doping cheats could be ready in time for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Interna(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy: “For the IOC to be pushing for Russia to be reinstated, it is wrong and it fundamentally undermines what we are all trying to do in terms of clean sport.” Photograph:     Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), set up to police sport against the use of banned substances, has been accused of undermining the ethics and trans(...)

The Russian four-man bobsleigh team at Sochi had two men disqualified and two men reinstated. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their Olympic doping bans overturned, plunging the International Olympic Committee’s policy on Russian doping i(...)

Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also heading up the World Cup organising committee, pictured with Fifa president  Gianni Infantino during last week’s draw in Moscow. Photograph:  Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Cornel Borbely, Fifa’s ethics committee chairman, was investigating the alleged role of Russia’s deputy prime minister for sport, tourism and youth po(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino (right) and Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko give a press conference prior to the  World Cup draw  in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

How awkward it has been for Fifa and its president, Gianni Infantino, ruthlessly plotting a course towards next year’s World Cup in Russia, that the I(...)

The Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from sending a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photograph: Koki Nagahama/Getty

Russia has been banned from next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and ordered to pay $15m by the International Olympic Committee as a punishment (...)

Under huge pressure from all sides, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Oly(...)

Alexander Tretiakov: 2014 Olympic champion has been banned from all future Games. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned four more Russian athletes for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Having already anno(...)

A countdown clock to the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Getty Images

Global soccer body Fifa is still investigating allegations that footballers were among the Russian athletes who were involved in or benefited from an (...)

Sir Craig Reedie: “As was quite clear before Rio, the World Anti-Doping Agency does not have the power to ban Russia.” Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Sir Craig Reedie has urged the International Olympic Committee to make a decision on whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Olympics at the “e(...)

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