Russian cyclists take legal action against Wada

Three Russian cyclists have taken legal action against the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and Canadian doping investigator Dr Richard McLaren. Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov were unable to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Russian athletes were banned.The McLaren report, an independent study commissioned by Wada, found

FIFA investigating Russian footballers amid widespread doping claims

FIFA admits that "it is still investigating the allegations" that several footballers were involved in a Russian state-sponsored doping scheme.According to a report from the BBC, 1,000 athletes from no fewer than 30 sports have allegedly had samples covered up between 2011 and 2015. Russia's entire 23-man squad at the

IAAF rejects 28 Russian requests to compete as neutrals

Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their requests to compete as neutrals rejected by world athletics' governing body, which has approved three others.The IAAF doping review board accepted the appeals of 400m runner Kseniya Aksyonova, javelin thrower Vera Rebrik and 400m hurdler Vera Rudakova.A further 27 cases are under review as

Wada demands Isinbayeva removal as Russian Anti-Doping Agency chair

Yelena Isinbayeva needs to be removed as Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) chair if the country is to be ruled compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes, the organisation says.Rusada was ruled non-compliant in 2015, with Wada stating it needs to meet four demands, including the removal of the two-time Olympic