100 Days Until World Cup Kickoff

(ATR) Russia looks to prove it's ready to host FIFA's showpiece event.

Russia Hits Out at Latest Doping Allegations

Sports minister Vitaly Mutko blasts fresh doping revelations... Russian sports ministry denies allegations in statement to ATR.

IOC Chief: Tough Sanctions if Sochi Doping Allegations Proven

(ATR) Bach refuses to rate Russia’s chances of IAAF ban being lifted and won't speculate on whether its NOC could be suspended

WADA 'Dismayed' by Documentary Alleging Continued Russian Doping

(ATR) WADA issues strong statement after watching a documentary alleging continued doping violations by Russia.

IAAF to Review More ARD Allegations on Russian Doping

(ATR) German broadcaster ARD screens documentary alleging Russia continues to breach anti-doping rules despite suspension.

IAAF Names Inspection Team for Russia Reforms

(ATR) Four IAAF Council reps including IOC member Frank Fredericks appointed to evaluate Russia's anti-doping reforms

IAAF Provisionally Suspends Russian Federation, Athletes Currently Ineligible for Rio

(ATR) Athletics' world governing body says Russian doping system "failed the athletes."

Op-Ed - Russia Fights Losing Battle with FIFA Over World Cup Stadiums

(ATR) Russia is on a collision course with FIFA over the number of cities and stadiums it uses for the 2018 World Cup.

Media Watch -- Sochi a "Five-Ring Mess"

(ATR) Sochi Olympic hopefuls like ice hockey star Caitlin Cahow, United States skier Lindsey Vonn, and Olympic curler Jessica Schultz prepare for what could be a “five-ring mess.”

Russia launches major 2018 FIFA World Cup Infrastructure programme

Top Story Replay - Russia Medal Hopes Falter for Sochi Winter Olympics

(ATR) Russia is struggling to produce a team of athletes strong enough to deliver record results at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Sports minister Vitaly Mutko makes the revelation to Around the Rings European Editor Mark Bisson in this exclusive inside story... This story was originally published May 2.

Inside Story - Russia Medal Hopes Falter for Sochi Winter Olympics

(ATR) Russia is struggling to produce a team of athletes strong enough to deliver record results at the Sochi 2014  Winter Olympics. Sports minister Vitaly Mutko makes the revelation to Around the Rings European Editor Mark Bisson in this exclusive inside story...

DeFrantz Confident of Female Saudi Olympians; 116th Olympic Anniversary

(ATR) IOC Women and Sport chair tells Around the Rings she thinks Saudi women will one day compete at the Games ... Athens 1896 anniversary ... Russian medal targets ... Ugandan NOC division ...

Vladimir Putin to Have Hands-on Role with Russia World Cup Bid

Russia's sports minister says that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will reprise his role for the Sochi 2014 Games by doing "anything that is necessary" for the World Cup bid.