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The Russian national team has so far passed 300 doping tests during the ongoing Rio Olympics, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said.

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Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova with a history of failed doping tests, has taken aim at the United States' Michael Phelps for past marijuana and alcohol use on the day of his record-breaking 22nd Olympic Gold medal here.

Efimova, who was banned for 16 months for testing positive to drug 7-keto-DHEA in 2013 and subsequently tested positive for Meldonium, went on the offensive at a combative press conference following her second silver medal in Rio.

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Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday he believed there would be attempts to strip Russia of the right to host the 2018 football World Cup, but they would be futile.

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The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have signed an agreement on filing an RPC lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), RPC press service has said.

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Retired Russian swimmer Yevgeny Korotyshkin, silver medallist at the 2012 London Games, on Thursday become the victim of an armed robbery here amid the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) chief Vladimir Lukin has written an open letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach after Russia was barred from the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on August 7 banned Russia from competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, reports Tass.

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will have enough time to conduct the necessary arbitration procedure before the 2016 Games if it receives an appeal from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) over its ban by the international governing body, a CAS spokesperson has said.

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