Both laboratories have until July 20 to file appeals against the decision.

 

In total this year, according to the IAAF, 22 applications from Russian athletes seeking neutral status have been approved and 45 rejected.

 

Photo: Mariya Lasitskene, Russia’s world high jump champion, competing as a neutral at Stockholm 

"At this juncture, WADA would also like to acknowledge the efforts of all involved in working alongside the Agency to rebuild a credible anti-doping system in Russia,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said.

Competing in the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle / Pistol at Suhl, Germany, the Ukrainian athlete won the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Junior Men final, confirming him to be one of the most promising up-and-coming pistol shooters of the world.

 

The Mail on Sunday has established that the entire team in the picture – indeed the entire Russian squad for Rio 2014 – is under investigation by FIFA, the sport’s governing body. The four players circled in this photo are reportedly playing in the current Confederation Cup competition.

Seven different nations won gold medals on the final day in Kharkiv

 

Photo: ©AIBA 

 

Ireland’s Joe Ward has been crowned European light heavyweight champion for the third time after he outclassed Russian opponent Muslim Gadzhimagomedov in yesterday's final to secure a unanimous 5-0 verdict from the five judges in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The announcement came after Zenit St Petersburg fans controversially burned a Chechen flag in the previous month’s home game against Terek Grozny. 

 

Maksim Kustov has been banned for four years

 

Russia’s Ilya Zakharov held off home favourites Illya Kvasha and Oleg Kolodiy to win the men’s three metres springboard event on day five of the European Diving Championships at the Liko Sports Centre in Kyiv.

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