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IOC leaves door open for some Russians to compete in Rio

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Russian Doping

The International Olympic Committee today reiterated its support for the ban on Russian athletics at the Rio Olympics, while opening the door to allowing some of the country's track athletes to compete under the Russian flag at this summer's Games.

Canada’s top marathoner shouldn’t be kept from Olympic race

Monday, June 20th, 2016
ATH Scotiabank Marathon 20151018

In early June, Lanni Marchant got a phone call from Athletics Canada’s head coach, essentially telling her to forget about running the marathon in Rio.

Coach of 1,500m world champion arrested on doping charges

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The coach of world 1,500-metre champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long-distance runners was arrested near Barcelona on Monday.

2 Russian athletes launch appeals of Rio ban

Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Russian Doping

Two Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the IAAF's ban on the Russian team competing in Olympic track and field. The IAAF, track and field's world governing body, on Friday voted to uphold a suspension for the entire Russian team imposed in November.

IOC offers full support for IAAF decision to ban Russians

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Athletics IAAF Russians

The IOC says it "welcomes and fully supports" the decision to ban Russia's track and field team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of widespread doping. The IOC says it "fully respects" Friday's ruling by the IAAF to maintain its suspension of the Russians.

Andre De Grasse wins 100m, 200m at Harry Jerome Track Classic

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Andre De Grasse swept the men's 100 and 200 metre races at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic on Friday.

Let’s not applaud Russia’s obvious doping ban

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Russian track athletes won't be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics after Friday's decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations. But this isn't the time for IAAF poobahs to celebrate and pat themselves on the back for a job well done, writes Jamie Strashin.

Yulia Stepanova, other Russian athletes have options for Rio

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Yulia Stepanov June 17 2016

There is still hope for clean Russian athletes to compete in Rio despite the decision by the IAAF to uphold their ban of Russia's athletics program.

Hilary Stellingwerff hoping for re-do in Rio

Friday, June 17th, 2016
London Olympics Athletics Women

Drug cheats robbed Hilary Stellingwerff of her Olympic moment in 2012. The Canadian middle-distance runner hopes that Friday's historic decision by the track and field's world governing body to keep Russia out of this summer's Rio Games, will give her a second chance.

IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletics ahead of Rio: reports

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The IAAF will continue the ban on Russian track and field athletes, according to reports. Watch live coverage of the IAAF's press conference from Vienna on