Russia will pay a $15 million (£11 million/€13 million) imposed on them by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but only if they agree that there will no further punishment taken against the country, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed.
Russia's Ministry of Sport have been identified as the biggest culprits in the country's doping scandal but there is no evidence directly linking President Vladimir Putin or Vitaly Mutko with the conspiracy.
The hope in Russia was that the glittering FIFA World Cup draw ceremony would shine the light back on the tournament and shift attention from the country’s doping scandal to the football itself.
Mutko uses FIFA World Cup press conference to accuse foreign media of "distorting reality" about doping crisis
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to use their "common sense" when taking a decision on the country's participation at Pyeongchang 2018 as he launched a staunch defence of sport in the nation.
FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura has insisted there is not widespread doping in Russian football amid fresh allegations about players from the World Cup host nation.
FIFA has revealed the official poster for next year's World Cup in Russia as the countdown continues to the draw for the tournament.
Mutko accuses IOC and WADA of "sleeping" during Sochi 2014 as more Russians appear before Oswald Commission
Three of the four-man Russian bobsleigh team which finished fourth at Sochi 2014 are being investigated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission for alleged doping and gave evidence today.
Internal Russian investigation blames Rodchenkov for doping scandal but IOC honorary member calls for ban
An internal Investigative committee charged with assessing evidence of institutional doping in Russia has supposedly found no proof and attempted to pin the blame solely on former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.
Russia's first Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Leonid Stavitsky has claimed that preparations for next summer's 2018 FIFA World Cup remain on track with all stadia to be completed by the end of the year.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will not be used in the Russian Premier League until after the winter break between December and March, Deputy Prime Minister and Russian Football Union (RFU) head Vitaly Mutko has revealed.
An arrest warrant has been issued by a court in Moscow for Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory before he fled the country to the United States.
After all the talk on Russia and the "will-they won’t-they" debate as Pyeongchang 2018 draws ever closer, yesterday we heard from the man at the very heart of the scandal.
Rodchenkov apologises for involvement in Russian doping and calls for strong IOC and WADA punishments
Former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov has urged sports authorities not to "sweep Russia’s transgressions under the rug" and called for strong sanctions for the doping regime he helped engineer.
Joseph Weiler, a former member of FIFA's Governance Committee, has filed an ethics complaint against the governing body.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino attempted to block a decision to ban Russian Deputy Prime Minister from standing for the governing body's ruling Council, axed Governance Committee chairman Miguel Maduro has claimed.