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Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Russian athletes are set to be banned from the World Indoor Championships next year after it was announced that a review of its anti-doping programme (...)

The pressure on Athletics Kenya intensified further on Tuesday as the IAAF revealed it had been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in the country (...)

Imagine an Olympic Games were every athlete could be believed in. Even when the times they ran or the distance they jumped seemed utterly unbelievable(...)

IAAF leaders have suspended the Russian federation, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil. Phtoograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Leading athletes have backed the decision of the IAAF Council to hand Russia a provisional ban from all international athletics competitions with imme(...)

Russia’s suspension is for an indefinite period and could take in next summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA.

The governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations of state-(...)

Sebastian Coe chairs a meeting of world athletics today to discuss suspending Russia over allegations of state sponsored doping of its athletes, a crisis that has put his leadership under the spotlight barely three months into the job. Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters

The International Association of Athletics Federations will meet on Friday to consider a provisional ban for Russia, which said on Thursday it was (...)

IOC president Thomas Bach: expects Russian officials to comply with all procedures to ensure their athletes can compete in Rio. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Olympics chief Thomas Bach expects Russia will comply with doping regulations in time for its athletes to compete at next year’s Rio Games despite cal(...)

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(...)

Head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation - Mikhail Butov - has admitted that the country has a doping problem, following the release of a World Anti-Doping Agency report. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

The head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation has admitted that his country has a doping problem and that the mentality of coaches needs to change. (...)

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