The World Anti-Doping Agency has followed the recommendations of a damning report and suspended the Russian anti-doping body. RUSADA had failed to stop rampant drug use in track and field. Now some WADA members want the probe to be widened.
Nineteen Russian athletes have now been banned for life from the Olympic Games for doping. The International Olympic Committee will decide next week whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The IAAF has refused to lift Russia's suspension from international track and field. The athletics world governing body said Russia had still not done enough to clamp down on doping.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has obtained data from a Russian database it said confirms allegations of state-sponsored doping. If verified, it would be a major blow to Russia's chances of competing at the 2018 Olympics.
For almost two years, revelations and allegations of Russian doping have been grabbing the headlines. The high-point, so far, being WADA's report and call for a complete Olympic ban. Here's an overview of the key events.
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