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World Athletics Doping Ban on Russia Lifted, But Russians Still Suspended
Athletes remain barred from competition while Moscow's invasion of Ukraine continues.
'promoter of war'
IOC Rejects Russian Demand That Its Athletes Compete Without Restrictions
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday rebuffed a Russian demand that its athletes be treated the same as those of other countries, in a growing...
Asian Olympic Chiefs Say Russians Can Take Part in Asian Games
Russian and Belarusian athletes will be able to compete in this year's Asian Games despite the invasion of Ukraine, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said...
neutral flag policy
Russian Flags Banned at Australian Open After Ukraine Protest
Tennis Australia on Tuesday banned Russian and Belarusian flags at the Australian Open after Ukraine's ambassador demanded action when they were seen among...
Aleksandr Gorshkov, Half of First Ice Dance Olympic Gold Medal Pair, Dies
Russian skater Aleksandr Gorshkov, the first Olympic ice dancing champion and president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, has died at the age of...
World Paralympic Body Suspends Russia, Belarus
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) voted late Wednesday to suspend the Russian and Belarusian national committees effective immediately as the...
Russia Banned From Euro 2024 Qualifying Draw
Russia will not take part in the draw for qualifying for Euro 2024, UEFA and the country's football federation confirmed on Tuesday. The Russian national...
Rodman Planning Russia Trip for Jailed Griner – Report
The eccentric former NBA star has formed a relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and spoken approvingly of Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Russian Chess-Playing Robot Breaks Child Prodigy’s Finger
Chess officials said the child player returned the next day after his finger was placed in a cast.
geopolitical playing field
Russia to Launch Football League for ‘Friendly’ Occupied, Separatist Territories
The league will include clubs from Crimea, eastern Ukraine and Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as well as Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
taking a stand
Tennis Star Kasatkina Slams Russian Stance to Homosexuality in Coming-Out Video
"Living in peace with yourself is the only thing that matters," world No. 12 Daria Kasatkina said.
Russian Team Praises U.S. Basketball Star Griner in Court
"Our aim was to show what a big role she played in the club, in Russian basketball in general," UMMC Yekaterinburg director told reporters.
‘We Win Wimbledon,’ Says Russian Tennis Chief as Rybakina Shrugs Off Russia Questions
Rybakina’s triumph came at a tournament where her Russian compatriots were banned following the invasion of Ukraine.
Russian-Born Rybakina Wins Wimbledon Title
Rybakina, playing in her first Slam final, switched allegiance to Kazakhstan in 2018.
U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Russian Drug Charges
The two-time Olympian denied intentionally breaking Russian law.
Russia Rules Out WNBA Star Griner’s Exchange Until Conviction
Diplomats also warned that the “hype” surrounding Griner's case “disturbed” the court process.
Independence Day plea
'Terrified' Griner Asks for Freedom in Letter to Biden
The next hearing in basketball player Brittney Griner’s case is set for Thursday.
NHL ‘Draft Dodger’ Fedotov Detained, Sent to Arctic – Reports
The closed town of Severomorsk is home to the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet.
U.S. Basketball Star Goes on Trial in Russian Court
Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, faces up to 10 years on drug smuggling charges.
Russia To Put WNBA Star Griner on Trial in July
Brittney Griner was charged with drug smuggling, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison in Russia.
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