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Dopey policy: is the IOC fit for purpose?

The scandal of systematic doping orchestrated by Russian government agencies and the Russian anti-doping body (RUSADA), involving the disposal of thousands of biological samples or their replacement with…
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/AAP

How Russian doping could lead to Rio 2016 ban

The entire Russian Olympic team could be banned from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. How can the International Olympic Committee ban an entire country?
Kenyan athletes exercise in the early morning near a high-altitude training camp. Reuters/Siegfried Modola

Media-led investigations aren’t the way to beat doping in sport

With weeks to go before the Olympics, it's unlikely Kenya will be sanctioned over fresh doping claims. No matter what happens, a shadow will be cast over the integrity of the country's athletes.
Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, which has upheld its ban on Russian athletes competing internationally. EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

On track for the Rio Olympics? IAAF ban means Russian athletes may not compete

The International Association of Athletics Federations has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
From left, Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat, Emily Chebet and Joyce Chepkirui celebrate victory at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Why banning Kenya from Rio presents an Olympian dilemma

Banning Kenya from the Rio Olympics would raise questions about the overall inclusiveness of the Games and equality in global sporting opportunities.
Down but not out. EPA/Lukas Coch

It may not be game over for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova faces a ban from tennis after testing positive for a banned substance. But there is reason to believe that both she and her sponsors will make a comeback.

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