Latest Russia Olympic Team News

Capitals star Kuznetsov banned from Russia team for 4 years

Aug. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech Republic in...

US loses appeal of Lilly King's disqualification at worlds

Jul. 25, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — American swimmer Lilly King lost an appeal of her disqualification from the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries at the world championships on Thursday. FINA's jury of appeal upheld the DQ shortly before the evening finals began. It was a big blow for King, the outspoken doping...

Russia eyes Tokyo Olympics after doping troubles

Jul. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year's Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country's sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the...

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled the International Olympic Committee didn't have the power to sanction Mutko...

WADA delivers batch of Russian doping data for possible bans

Jul. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

The World Anti-Doping Agency has turned over evidence from 43 Russian doping cases to international sports federations, all based on the trove of data received from the Moscow laboratory that WADA scientists gained access to earlier this year. International federations will analyze the data and decide whether to...