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The International Olympic Committee have been accused of doing “backroom deals” with Russia ahead of next month’s winter Games in south Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

The film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (...)

 Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has stepped down as head of World Cup organising committee. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Vitaly Mutko has resigned from his role as the 2018 World Cup organising committee’s chairman less than six months before the tournament begins in Rus(...)

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(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Inpho

There are a fair few moments recalled in David Conn’s remarkable book on football’s governing body The Fall Of The House of Fifa that you find yoursel(...)

Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, manager Claudio Ranieri, captain Wes Morgan and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with the Premier League trophy. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Ciao Claudio, says sausage-maker After Claudio Ranieri’s sacking the consensus was that there’s no loyalty in football any more – to which more a few(...)

Former Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov walks past Russia’s Olympic team members during a farewell ceremony before the national team’s departure to Rio de Janeiro in July. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, is stepping down, in the biggest change at the top of Russian sport since a doping scandal l(...)

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven during Sunday’s press conference in Rio. Photograph: Getty Images.

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven says the Russian government has “catastrophically failed” its Paralympic athletes with a “m(...)

The world athletics governing body has upheld a ban on Russian athletes imposed in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal. The International Ass(...)

A Russian football supporter lobs a chair towards Slovakian fans sitting in a cafe in the northern city of Lille on June 14th. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is a repeat of the crowd trouble seen at the Stade Vélodrome that marred their opening match with (...)

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