NO Blanket ban for Russia at Rio 2016

There has been criticism from many current and former athletes along with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding IOC’s decision of allowing Russia to compete in the Olympic games as they believed this monumental decision should have been taken...
Rio Olympics 2016

Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country's doping scandal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed...
Rio 2016: Russian track and field athletes to discover Olympic fate

Russia's track and field athletes will find out on Thursday if they will be free to compete at next month's Olympic Games in Rio. Athletics' world governing body has banned Russia's athletics federation over claims of state-sponsored doping. But the Russian...

Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the "vast majority" of summer and winter Olympic sports, claims a new report. It was "planned and operated" from late 2011 - including the build-up to London 2012 - and...

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has suffered an injury scare ahead of Rio after tearing a hamstring at Jamaica's Olympic trials. Bolt, 29, sustained the grade-one tear during the first round of the 100m and withdrew after winning his...
Muir is in superb form two months out from the Olympics

Laura Muir set a new Scottish mile record with a superb run in Oslo to continue a strong start to her season. The 23-year-old from Kinross finished second behind Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in four minutes, 19.12 seconds.That erased Yvonne Murray's...
Jamaica's team Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt pose for photographers after winning the men's 4 x 100 metres relay final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been named in reports as one of the athletes who retrospectively failed a drug test at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been named in reports as one of the athletes...
Usain Bolt

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt received treatment for "slight discomfort" in his hamstring following his 100 metres victory in Saturday's Cayman Invitational, his coach Glen Mills said on Monday. Bolt, who is scheduled to run the 100m at the Golden...
Usain Bolt

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will make his eighth appearance at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 20 May, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting announced on Tuesday (26). This year in Ostrava, the multiple world and Olympic champion will...
Olympic flame second torch bearer former volleyball player Giovane Gavio from Brazil passes the torch to third bearer Dimitrios Mougios as they attend the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the site of ancient Olympia

The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games on Thursday and organizers hoping to shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil. On...