Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF

Russian race walker Alexander Yargunkin will not compete in Saturday’s 50km at the World Championships following reports that he has failed a drugs te(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

Race-walker Rob Heffernan came fourth in the 50km race at the 2012 Olympics but could be awarded a bronze medal after the IAAF confirmed three Russian athletes have received provisional suspensions. (Photograph: Inpho/ Morgan Treacy)

Fresh allegations of doping offences involving Russian athletes could now result in an Olympic bronze medal for Irish race walker Rob Heffernan. There(...)