IMAGE: Russian President Vladimir Putin with athletes during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images. Russia has never had a state-sponsored doping programme, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, after the association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) called for a temporary blanket ban on Russia from international sport. "In Russia we never had, don't have, and I hope won't have a state-sponsored doping programme. On the contrary, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday IMAGE: Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz. Photograph: Peter Fox/Getty Images Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz was given a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix after Formula One stewards ruled that he was mostly to blame for a collision that brought out the safety car in Sunday's Bahrain race. The Spaniard left the pit-lane and collided with Lance Stroll's Williams just as the 18-year-old Canadian rookie was turning into the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
About 10 people were killed and several more injured today after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russias second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a possible terror attack. President Vladimir Putin said ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago St Petersburg metro station blasts kill 10, injure 50 Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his Madeira homecoming with an early strike but Sweden wrecked the party by hitting back from two down to win 3-2. Italy recovered from an early own goal to beat the Netherlands 2-1, while World Cup hosts Russia came from two goals down at halftime to hold Belgium to a 3-3 draw.Images from the friendly matches on Tuesday night:Sweden wreck Ronaldo's party IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Sweden. Photograph: Rafael ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
A senior IOC member apologised on Thursday after he compared the idea of banning doping-tainted Russia from next year's Winter Olympics to the Holocaust. Gian Franco Kasper, an International Olympic Committee executive board member, said he was "truly sorry" ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
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