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


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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.

Photo: Ukraine’s Anna Pysmenska (ctr) won the women’s 3m springboard title. The silver went to Swiss Michelle Heimberg (l) and the bronze to Ukraine’s Anna Nedobiga




A sponsor since 1976 and part of the IOC's top sponsors programme, McDonald's had a contract running to the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympics.

Nine members of Russia’s delegation for the EUBC European Confederation Championships have reportedly been denied entry to host country Ukraine

Italian duo Elena Bertocchi, left, and Maicol Verzotto, right, won the 3m synchronised title in Kyiv

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