A further 17 Russian rowers have been banned from competing at Rio 2016 by the International Rowing Federation (FISA), resulting in the disqualification of four boats from the upcoming Olympic Games.
International Swimming Federation (FINA) President Julio Maglione believes the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission "exceeded their power" when compiling the explosive McLaren Report into Russian doping.
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has called for a better anti-doping process in the wake of the damning McLaren Report and the subsequent decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016.
London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Alexander Dyachenko has been banned from competing at Rio 2016 along with four other Russian athletes after they were all named in Richard McLaren’s damning report, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) has announced.
Former world champion Ilia Frolov and Maksim Kustov have become the latest Russian athletes to be excluded from Rio 2016 after the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) revealed they had been named in Richard McLaren's report into doping in the country.
Eleven Russian judokas have been cleared to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by the sport’s worldwide governing body.
Prosecutor Rafael Brum Miron has claimed the potential terrorist plot at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was “no joke” following the arrest of 12 suspects earlier this week.
Wales will not bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games after the country’s Government ruled that the cost of hosting and the financial uncertainty created by Brexit made it “difficult to justify".
A study from Yale University has predicted that only between three and 37 people will be infected with the Zika virus when visiting Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Vitaly Smirnov has been appointed as the head of a new anti-doping commission in Russia, established following the Executive Board’s decision not to completely ban the nation from Rio 2016.
A “heightened level” of security will be in place to deal with betting-related corruption at Rio 2016 after the European Sport Security Association (ESSA) strengthened their co-operation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Tennis superstar Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rio 2016 Olympics due to knee problems.
Rome 2024 have announced the appointment of Stratos Safioleas as a strategic advisor for communication, international media and social media.
A top Budapest 2024 official has claimed that Formula One's Hungarian Grand Prix gives "enormous credibility" to the capital's bid for the Olympics and Paralympics.
Asian Athletics Championships gold medallist Inderjeet Singh has confirmed he has tested positive for a banned substance.