Putin Demands FIFA World Cup Legacy

(ATR) Russia's president urged organizers to find solutions to potential white elephants after the 2018 World Cup.

High Demand for Rugby World Cup Tickets -- Federation Focus

(ATR) Also: Lake Placid to host 2023 World University Games; Mutko out for Russia 2018; IAAF signs with Ticketmaster

Infantino and Putin Meet at Kremlin

(ATR) FIFA's boss and Russia's president discuss World Cup preparations.

Mutko Relinquishes World Cup Post

(ATR) Mutko continues his resignation spree, this time stepping away from Russia 2018's organizing committee.

Mutko Steps Down from Russian Football Role

(ATR) Mutko out as Russian Football Union President as he contests an IOC ban in court.


Russian Anti-Doping Commission Calls For Changes

(ATR) Also: Russian President meets with FIFA president ahead of Confederations Cup kickoff.

Russian Football Chief Hits at FIFA over Sponsor Issues -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: Polish Olympic Committee renews longtime sponsor; PyeongChang 2018 torch relay has three partners.

Exclusive - WADA Investigator Blasts IOC

(ATR) Richard McLaren tells ATR he is frustrated by the IOC's handling of the Russian doping scandal.

Mutko Slams IAAF as London 2017 Looms

(ATR) Russia’s deputy prime minister wants IAAF to pick up the pace in reinstating the All-Russia Athletics Federation.

Mutko Dismisses UK Demands for Russia Olympic Ban

(ATR) Vitaly Mutko hits back at calls by U.K. Anti-Doping chief for Russia to be banned from PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

Golden 25 - #1 - World Leaders Shape Olympic Future

(ATR) The heads of state of the Olympics "Big Three" -- US, Russia and China --will make a distinctive impact in 2017.

Russia Chooses Wolf as 2018 World Cup Mascot

(ATR) A social media push propelled a wolf named Zabivaka to victory in the mascot race for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Mutko Replaced as Sports Minister, Moves up Russian State Ladder

(ATR) Russian President Vladimir Putin names Vitaly Mutko as a Deputy Prime Minister.

Russia Seeks to Clear Doping Allegations

(ATR) Russian sports minister plans to file lawsuits against organizations that claim the county supports doping.

IOC Postpones Decision on Russia in Rio Games

(ATR) IOC delays decision on total Russia ban... Sports ministry officials banned from Rio... Russia stripped of European Games.

FIFA Under Pressure to Investigate Russian Sports Minister

(ATR) FIFA to take "appropriate next steps" after receiving information from WADA about Vitaly Mutko's alleged role in doping cover-ups

WADA Wants Blanket Ban of Russia from Rio Olympics

(ATR) No Russian athletes in Rio is one of seven recommendations issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

European Games Impasse

(ATR) Controversies in Russia make trouble for 2019 European Games.

Russia Seeks U.S. Help in Rodchenkov Investigation

(ATR) Russian investigators want U.S. help to verify former RUSADA director Rodchenkov's claims that he facilitated a vast doping program.

Russians Lodge Appeals with IAAF

(ATR) Sports minister Vitaly Muto says 67 Russian athletes have filed appeals against the IAAF ban from the Rio Olympics.

Russia Vows to Cooperate to Bring Athletes to Rio Olympics

(ATR) Vitaly Mutko says Russia is “ready to do anything” to ensure clean Russian athletes compete at the Rio Games.

Russia Lobbies for Rio Olympic Inclusion as IOC Deal Looms

(ATR) Vitaly Mutko sports ministry tells ATR Russia's “clean athletes” should not be punished with a ban from the Rio Olympics.

New Russian Doping Documentary to Air as IAAF Verdict on Russian Athletics Awaits

(ATR) German journalist Hajo Seppelt says that new allegations into Russia’s systematic doping and related cover-ups will be revealed in his latest documentary.

Russian Doping Revelations Jeopardize Rio Olympic Participation

(ATR) Pressure is mounting on the IAAF and IOC to ban Russia after reports of 14 positives from retests of Beijing 2008 doping samples.

Bobsledders React to Sochi 2014 Doping Scandal

(ATR) Veteran bobsled driver Steven Holcomb calls for justice in response to report of  Russian state-run doping at a Sochi 2014 lab.

Mutko Implies Russia Not Interested in Hosting European Games

(ATR) Russian Federation Minister of Sport says “Russia has never sent an application to host the European Games.”

Mutko Offers Doping Reforms to Avert IAAF Russia Ban

(ATR) Mutko has asks WADA president Craig Reedie for “roadmap” to reform, offering to create a new anti-doping body.

IAAF Council Prepares to Suspend Russia

(ATR) Mikhail Butov will defend the ARAF's anti-doping work to IAAF Council colleagues.

Pound Rebukes Russian Response to Doping Scandal, Praises Journalist

(ATR) Richard Pound tells ATR Vitaly Mutko "hasn't read" scathing report against Russian athletics.