Brazilian beauty Suzy Cortez arrived in Russia for a photo-shoot with Russia's World Cup 2016 mascot, Zabivaka the cheeky wolf.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) refused to investigate banning the Russian Paralympic team from the 2016 Games in Rio, chairperson of Russia's Civic Committee for family, children and motherhood Diana Gurtskaya said on Saturday.
A wolf has become the official mascot of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will take place in Russia.
Russian investigators have questioned over 50 athletes, coaches and managers as part of the investigation into doping allegations, the Russian Investigative Committee said Thursday.
Norwegians, who for decades swept clean Olympic podiums in skiing events, have had their fair play reputation tarnished by a recent string of doping scandals. To make things more equal for the rest of competitors, a Norwegian sports professor suggested allowing supervised doping use in national and international events.
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Greece, Guatemala and Indonesia have three weeks to fix the violations. Otherwise they will face threats of non-compliance.
The coming season seems to be the hardest in years for the Norwegian ski squad, which has pretty much dominated both men's and women's cross-country skiing events during the past decade. Mounting doping accusations might spell the decline of the Norwegian dominance, which is now believed to have been artificially-boosted.
A ban imposed on Russian Paralympians from competing in the Rio Paralympics this year is hypocritical and morally disgusting, Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Tuesday for a joint work with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to tackle the issue of the use of meldonium in sports.
The Russian president called for more transparency in sports and said sports must be free of doping.
The Russian Olympic Committee hopes that Russian the State Duma will adopt in December a bill introducing criminal liability for inciting doping use in sports.
The Olympic Summit is making the following in-principle proposals for a more robust, more efficient, more transparent and more harmonised WADA anti-doping system, according to the statement of International Olympic Committee.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will become more independent after the agency could be funded directly by the Finance Ministry.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) summit that is expected to discuss principles of improving the world anti-doping system, including making it independent from sports organizations, and to sum up the results of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, began in Swiss Lausanne on Saturday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will discuss the possibility of expanding its sanctioning powers at the upcoming meeting of its Foundation Board in November, WADA said in a statement.
The Russian Sports Ministry will withdraw its representation from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency starting on Saturday.
Fans of the Kosovan football team marked its first competitive international by joining with Croatian fans to voice their mutual hate of Serbs.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Thursday it was sanctioning Russian athlete Anna Chicherova for failing an anti-doping re-test at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Athletes, public figures and politicians continue to comment on the scandal, which unfolded after the President of Russian MMA Federation Fedor Emelianenko made a statement against little children participating in ultimate fighting. Renowned Russian martial artist and actor Oleg Taktarov shared his opinion on this issue with Sputnik.
Some of the information on World Anti-Doping Agency-sanctioned use of banned substances leaked by the Fancy Bears' hack team is inaccurate, WADA said Wednesday.
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