Vitaly Mutko

Iran will be first to arrive in Russia for World Cup

Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Iran's football squad will become the first participant of the upcoming World Cup to arrive in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister …

Russia

FIFA ends doping investigation into Russia's Ruslan Kambolov - lawyers

GENEVA -- Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup …

Russia

No ‘exotic tea’ or shisha – Russian soccer’s guide on doping

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union is warning players against drinking ”exotic tea” or smoking shisha pipes as it tries to avoid any doping cases …

Vitaly Mutko

Russia's World Cup team told to avoid 'exotic tea'

Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko was forced to resign as head of the Russian Football Union after a doping scandal but says he is still …

Russia

No 'exotic tea' or shisha - Russian soccer's guide on doping

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Football Union is warning players against drinking ''exotic tea'' or smoking shisha pipes as it tries to avoid any doping …

Vitaly Mutko

Russia's World Cup arena without a pitch

For a while last year, construction workers played football on the waste ground outside rather than work on building Samara's World Cup stadium<p>Moscow …

Costa Rica

Russia to seek humane solution of homeless pets during FIFA World Cup

Moscow, March 22 (IANS) Russian Sports Ministry has vowed to ensure that the problem of homeless pets in big cities that will host FIFA World Cup …

FIFA World Cup

Russian football does not have doping problem, says team doctor ahead of World Cup

Doping allegations have dogged Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup for the first time in mid-June.<p>Russia’s World Cup team doctor claimed on …

Grigory Rodchenkov

Here we go, ale ale ale

Back in September last year, a tweet about the football World Cup managed to find a place on thousands of timelines. It read, “If you get your Mrs …

Manchester United FC

Real tops Neymar-less PSG; Liverpool advances

There were no surprises as the UEFA Champions League minted its first two quarter finalists of the 2017-18 season.<p><b>Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 (2-5 agg.)</b> …

Soccer

Columbus Crew owner, MLS review Ohio suit over possible move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus Crew say they’re reviewing a lawsuit that Ohio’s attorney general and the city …

Soccer

Russian Deputy PM Mutko no longer involved in World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko will no longer have governmental responsibility for the World Cup, the latest soccer-related …

Soccer

World Cup 100 days out: fan safety, price gouging, racism among concerns facing Russia

MOSCOW -- When Lionel Messi and Argentina stepped out at the Luzhniki Stadium in November, it felt like a dress rehearsal for Russia 2018's dream …

Soccer

Russian deputy PM no longer involved in World Cup

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko will no longer have governmental responsibility for the World Cup, the latest soccer-related role he has left after being implicated in the state-sponsored doping scheme.<p>Another deputy minister, Arkadiy Dvorkovich, has replaced Mutko as chairman of the …

Grigory Rodchenkov

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Sport<p>Dan Carter will start on the bench when Racing 92 take on Munster on Sunday for a place in the Champions Cup final, but the All Blacks …

Russia

International Olympic Committee lifts doping ban on Russia: Moscow official

The IOC decided in a meeting Sunday that in such an event the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee would be lifted.<p>The International Olympic …

Russia

Winter Olympics: Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov’s IOC warning

<i>The BBC travelled to a secret location in the US to meet Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory, who is living under witness protection.</i><p><i>In his first international broadcast interview since defecting, the 59-year-old whistleblower insisted on wearing a face mask to</i> …

World

Rodchenkov to AP: Russian footballers immune from drug bans

Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov claims he helped soccer players in the country to avoid being caught doping after he followed …

Soccer

Rodchenkov to AP: 'Sorry to all clean athletes we cheated'

An apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system.<p>"I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory …

Grigory Rodchenkov

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Featured Content<p>Brian McKeever named Canada's flag-bearer for Paralympics opening ceremonyThirteen-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever has been …

Winter Olympics

Rodchenkov: Gov’t order to protect doped Russian footballers

Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he …

Grigory Rodchenkov

Russia Will Hold Its Own 2018 Olympics for Banned Athletes

Russia has alternate plans for athletes who were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<p>According to Russian news agency …

Sports

Russian PM gives go-ahead for alternative championships to Winter Olympics

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree to hold alternative championships for the Russian athletes who were not invited to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, said Russian News Agency Tass.<p>The competitions will be held in several Russian cities and will cover different Olympic …

Olympics

CAS rejects dozens of appeals from Russian athletes

Sport's highest court has thrown out requests from athletes and coaches to lift the order banning them from the Winter Olympics. Russia has been …

International Olympic Committee

From unhappy Russians to oiled-up Tongans: 7 interesting things we spotted at 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

It's been dubbed an opening ceremony full of delicacy and class - but Pyeongchang 2018 also has it's fair share of controversy too.<p>First their was …

North Korea

CAS rejects olympic appeals from 47 Russian competitors & coaches

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed 47 Russian appeals from banned athletes and coaches at the eleventh hour.<p>Only the IOC's carefully-screened 169 Russian guests will compete in Pyeongchang in South Korea, under an olympic flag.<p>"Although the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended, the …

World

Why Isn't Russia At The Olympics? The Winter Games Banned The Country, But Not All Of Its Athletes

If you're not an avid sports fan, one event in particular likely put the 2018 Winter Olympics on your radar long before the Opening Ceremony kicked …

Winter Olympics

'FIFA probes two Russian footballers on doping abuse allegations'

Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) The world governing body for football, FIFA, is holding investigations in regard to two Russian footballers, Ruslan Kambolov and …

Corruption

Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov in doping investigation - Vitaly Mutko

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Soccer

Russian Deputy PM comments on FIFA World Cup 2018 preparations

Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Russian Football Union (RFU) has been handling preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup well, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly …

FIFA World Cup