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Russia still on the pitch but anthem ban could hurt

12 Dec 2019

ZURICH When a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team played at the 1992 European championship in place of the former Soviet Union, they wore bland shirts with no badge and Beethoven's ninth symphony replaced a national anthem before games.

Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

10 Dec 2019

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. | Video

WADA ban leaves FIFA with puzzle over Russia and 2022 World Cup

09 Dec 2019

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW Russia's national team will not be able to play at the 2022 World Cup as an official Russian side following doping sanctions that bar the country from major sporting events for four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday.

WADA ban leaves FIFA with puzzle over Russia and 2022 World Cup

09 Dec 2019

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW Russia's national team will not be able to play at the 2022 World Cup as an official Russian side following doping sanctions that bar the country from major sporting events for four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday.

WADA ban leaves FIFA with puzzle over Russia and 2022 World Cup

09 Dec 2019

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW Russia's national team will not be able to play at the 2022 World Cup as an official Russian side following doping sanctions that bar the country from major sporting events for four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday. | Video

UPDATE 3-Soccer-WADA ban leaves FIFA with puzzle over Russia and 2022 World Cup

09 Dec 2019

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW, Dec 9 Russia's national team will not be able to play at the 2022 World Cup as an official Russian side following doping sanctions that bar the country from major sporting events for four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday.

Group stage to be introduced in women's Champions League

04 Dec 2019

NYON, Switzerland The women's Champions League is to be transformed with the introduction of a group stage in what European governing body UEFA says will be a "game changer".

Mancini spoilt for choice as record-breaking Italy head to Euros

19 Nov 2019

Only 14 months ago Italians were wondering where national coach Roberto Mancini was going to find enough quality players to produce a team worthy of the country's history.

UPDATE 2-Swimming-Doping officials failed to prove identity, says Sun

15 Nov 2019

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Nov 15 Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang told an appeal hearing on Friday that he refused to take an out-of-competition doping test last year as the three anti-doping officials who turned up at his home in China could not prove their identity.

Manchester City's appeal against financial probe thrown out

15 Nov 2019

MONTREUX, Switzerland Manchester City's attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play regulations has failed after its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was thrown out on Friday.

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