Seeing double as identical twins play for Russia

2017-11-07 08:18

Opponents of Russia's national side can be forgiven for confusion as they face two identical players: twin brothers Anton and Alexei Miranchuk.

Iran hold World Cup hosts Russia in Kazan

2017-10-10 22:42

World Cup hosts Russia drew 1-1 with Iran on Tuesday in a friendly that did little to dispel doubts about their ability to challenge the elite next year.

SWC ticket sales start Thursday

2017-09-12 20:07

FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in Russia.

Russia readies for World Cup with a year to go

2017-06-12 11:30

Russia looks largely on course one year from the kick-off of the World Cup in June 2018.

Three more Russians admit doping

2017-05-03 14:00

Three more Russian athletes including a sprinter stripped of Olympic gold have admitted doping.

Russia banned from London World Championships

2017-02-07 11:23

Russia will miss August's World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended.

Doping agencies call for all out Russian ban

2017-01-11 16:01

The heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations have called for Russia to be banned from all sporting activity until a proper anti-doping system is in place.

28 Russians face action over Sochi doping

2016-12-23 14:08

The IOC has opened disciplinary cases against 28 Russian athletes whose urine samples were likely tampered with at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russia select a wolf as SWC 2018 mascot

2016-10-22 16:23

Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

CAS rejects Russia's Paralympic appeal

2016-08-23 12:50

Russian competitors remained banned from the Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal against a suspension over evidence of state-run doping.


Mahlobo rushes nuclear deal

2017-11-05 06:00

Nuclear plan could be ready in two weeks’ time as energy minister forges ahead.

Russia court issues arrest warrant for doping whistleblower

2017-09-28 13:38

A court has issued an arrest warrant for the Russian whistleblower who helped orchestrate the country's state-sponsored Olympic doping programme.

Russian athletics chief apologises for doping scandal

2017-08-03 18:07

Russia has made an "important step" by publicly apologising for the doping scandal that has seen the country barred from international track and field competition.

Log: Sevens World Series

2017-05-21 20:30

Final standings in the 10-tournament 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which started in Dubai and ended in London.

Russia still has work to do to get ban lifted: WADA chief

2017-03-13 19:01

Russia still has "significant work" before its scandal tainted anti-doping operation regains global recognition, WADA chief Craig Reedie has warned.

Russia stripped of London relay silver for doping

2017-02-01 14:04

Russia's 4x400m women's relay team was stripped of its London 2012 silver medal after the IOC named one of its athletes as a doping cheat.

Russia blasts NYT doping 'conspiracy' report

2016-12-28 16:06

Russia blasted a report in The New York Times that officials have acknowledged a massive sports doping conspiracy.

Russia digs deep into doping denial

2016-12-09 18:49

The McLaren report on doping in Russia has once again created international division.

Russia to hold alternative 'Paralympics'

2016-08-31 16:12

Russia will hold a two-day competition next week for its Paralympic squad banned from Rio.

Russia stripped of 2008 relay title

2016-08-17 10:34

Russia was ordered to return its gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m women's relay after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive.

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