Latest Russia Olympic Team News

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles. Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that...

Russia's Nagornyy wins world all-around gymnastics gold

Oct. 11, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Winning world championship gold? It can get boring, at least for all-around gymnastics champ Nikita Nagornyy. The Russian gymnast won his first individual world title on Friday by more than 1 1/2 points, a year after fellow Russian Artur Dalaloyan needed a tiebreaker to win. That...

Putin wants to leave doping issues in past amid data inquiry

Oct. 10, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering. The Russian president tells a televised sports conference that his country is complying with the World Anti-Doping Agency "to the fullest extent." WADA has...

The Latest: Fraser-Pryce wins fourth world 100 gold

Sep. 29, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest from the track and field world championships in Qatar on Sunday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her fourth world championship gold medal in the 100 meters. After revealing a new rainbow-dyed hairstyle, she clocked 10.71 in front of a...

At track championships, it's as if Russia doesn't exist

Sep. 28, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — At the world track championships, it's as if the world's biggest country simply doesn't exist. Suspended for its second world championships due to doping, Russia has sent 30 "Authorized Neutral Athletes" who can't wear national colors. The icon next to their name on television and on the...

Back on track after avoiding ban, Coleman fastest at worlds

Sep. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the world track and field championships opened in the Middle East for the first time Friday, there were some noticeable absences: Usain Bolt, Caster Semenya, Russian flags and fans. The 40,000-seat stadium — the first open-air venue of its kind with air conditioning —...

Post-Bolt worlds: track enters new territory minus Usain

Sep. 26, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A new era of track and field begins Friday at the world championships. For the first time since 2003, the sport's biggest event outside the Olympics will take place without Usain Bolt. The effervescent Jamaican, who made the sprints can't-miss entertainment any time he was on the track,...

Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering

Sep. 23, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Russia's doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year's Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field. "It...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

Sep. 23, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

Russia faces fresh accusations of tampering with doping data, which could affect its chances of competing in next year's Olympics. That's just the latest development in a five-year saga of revelations about widespread drug use by Russian athletes that has marred at least the last five Olympic Games. Here is a...

Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds

Sep. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships. The Russian team has been suspended from international track and field since 2015 over widespread doping, though dozens are allowed...