• Reuters27 minutes ago

    Russian athletes affected by Rio bans

    (Reuters) - Following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next

  • Olympic ban on Russian athletes is result of political plot - Putin
    Reuters28 minutes ago

    Olympic ban on Russian athletes is result of political plot - Putin

    By Andrew Osborn and Denis Dyomkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said a shadowy political plot had succeeded in unfairly stripping some Russian sportspeople of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations and promised to defend Russia's tarnished sporting reputation

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