Should Russia still host the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the McLaren report? Photograph: Getty.

At least one thing became clear on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee placed Russia’s athletes in a holding pattern high above Rio: it doe(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts a glass of champagne with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach during the official reception for Sochi 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) report on doping among Russian athletes was based on the te(...)

OCI chairman Pat Hickey has slammed a report calling for an outright Russian Olympic ban, which is due to be released on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

A new report expected to call for an outright ban on Russia from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics has already been slammed by Pat Hickey, presid(...)

 A German documentary claims Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko blocked the reporting of a doping offence by a top-flight footballer. Photograph:  Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

The world athletics task force that holds the fate of Russia’s track and field athletes in its hands ahead of the Rio Olympics has said new doping all(...)

Sebastian Coe: ’My job is very simple now . . . it is to rebuild trust in our sport.’ Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The head of world athletics Sebastian Coe says he faces a long battle to rebuild trust in his battered sport and has stepped up reform efforts after t(...)

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