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Russian government shielded doping players – ex-lab director

Russian football players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up.

Kremlin says claims Vladimir Putin ordered Russian doping programme ‘slander’

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed claims by Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov that President Vladimir Putin ordered a state-sponsored doping programme, calling them baseless "slander."

Russian athletes challenge doping ban at sports court

Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court.

FIFA not seeking whistleblower’s Russia doping info – lawyer

FIFA has made no attempt to contact Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to gain information about "many" footballers embroiled in the widespread conspiracy by the 2018 World Cup host nation, according to his lawyer.

Russia fumes over Olympic ban, awaits Vladimir Putin verdict

Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games, while President Vladimir Putin was yet to comment on a possible boycott.

Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics by the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

Russia declares WADA doping whistleblower wanted

A Moscow court has issued a warrant of arrest for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov, who exposed doping abuse among Russian athletes, local media reported.

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