Russia will not compete at the Rio Paralympics after losing an appeal over a ban following a row over state-sponsored doping.Read the full story ›
Russia has been ordered to return their gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m women's relay, after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for a banned substance in a reanalysis of her sample.
The International Olympic Committee disqualified her for testing positive for steroid use.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) says it has suspended Russia's sole track and field competitor Darya Klishina from Rio 2016, and that she is appealing the ruling.
IAAF spokesman Yannis Nikolaou told the Associated Press that the governing body revoked eligibility for the long jumper based on new information it received last week.
He declined to specify what the new information was.
Klishina said she intends to appeal the IAAF's decision.
"I am a clean athlete and have proved that already many times and beyond any doubt," she said.
"I am falling victim to those who created a system of manipulating our beautiful sport and is guilty of using it for political purposes."
Seb Coe has accused Russia of "letting down" its athletes over the ongoing doping scandal that led many to be banned from the Olympics.Read the full story ›
Vladimir Putin claimed Ukraine was plotting 'terrorist' attacks in the region.Read the full story ›
Russia's Paralympic Committee president has argued that the ban on the team competing in Rio following the state doping scandal is unfair.Read the full story ›
All five people on board were killed in the deadliest single incident for the Russian military since its involvement in Syria's civil war.Read the full story ›
A Russian helicopter with five people on board has been shot down in Syria's Idlib province, officials said.
The Kremlin said the three crew members and two officers on board the Mi-8 military transport helicopter were dead.
Officials said the helicopter was shot down as it made its way back to base after delivering humanitarian aid to Aleppo.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said they died a "heroic death" as the helicopter had tried to veer away from inhabited areas to avoid civilian deaths.
He said that Moscow would continue fighting international terrorism "on all fronts" despite threats from Islamic State.
On Sunday, Islamic State posted a nine-minute video message on YouTube, calling on its members to carry out jihad in Russia.
An International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel of three will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Olympic Games.
The panel will review all decisions made by international federations, the IOC said Saturday.
Earlier this month the IOC set criteria for Russians to compete in Rio after the sporting world was rocked by revelations of state-backed doping in the country.
More than 250 Russian athletes have so far been cleared to compete in this year's games, which start next week.
Russia's weightlifting team has been banned from competing at the Rio Olympics next month.
Russia avoided a blanket ban on competing at the Games, which start on August 5, earlier this week revelations surrounding a doping scandal.
But the International Weightlifting Federation has now banned Russia from competing in its sport entirely, saying Russian competitors were named in a World Anti-Doping Agency report exposing evidence of state-backed cheating.
"The integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians," the IWF said in a statement.
"Therefore an appropriate sanction was applied in order to preserve the status of the sport".
This is the first sport to impose an outright ban on Russia athletes competing in Brazil.