Last week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decided a case between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). WADA was, supposedly, defending clean athletes - holding Russia accountable for the most recent effort to undermine clean sport. However, the global anti-doping regulator appears to be fighting with, rather than against, Russia. Based on statements and actions, WADA appears to be most interested in sweeping the entire Russian doping saga under the rug.
Members of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supervisory Board are to be released from their terms at the end of the year, and a new Supervisory Board chosen which is in-line with the World Anti-Doping Code.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearings in the case between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) have concluded, with WADA "satisfied" over how it presented its arguments.
RUSADA criticises "individual ROC representatives who are pursuing their own goals" as row continues
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has once more criticised the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) as a war of words between the organisations continues, although the latest lengthy RUSADA statement did include some passages which can be read as an olive branch.
Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Yuriy Ganus has issued a public declaration that he will not kill himself as a row between the anti-doing body and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) intensifies.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has hit back at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) in a row over an audit of RUSADA.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has collected more than 90 doping samples during its testing of athletes in mid-June.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) today announced three doping positives for Russian athletes from 2015.
Russian Olympic Committee President describes WADA as "investigator, prosecutor and publisher" as RUSADA dispute intensifies
Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdynakov has described the World Anti-Doping Agency as simultaneously acting as "investigator, prosecutor and publisher" against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
The velvet glove treatment did not produce the hoped-for conduct change within Russia's sport-doping culture.
There is only one viable subject for this week's blog and, yes, eagle-eyed readers will spot it is the same as last week's: the Russian doping crisis.
Here we go again. Ahead of Rio and Pyeongchang, when the question of imposing doping crisis-related sanctions on Russia affecting the country's presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games arose, the issue set international sports bodies - and observers - at each other's throats.
Last week's announcement that Alberto Salazar, the head coach at the Nike Oregon Project, had been banned for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency meant Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) representatives here in Doha had to serve immediate notices prohibiting athletes under his charge from further association.