Having the insidethegames New Year’s Eve blog slot allows me to cast a look back at what has happened in the Olympic Movement and beyond over the past 12 months.
Athletes today made further calls for the ban on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be reimposed with a key deadline to open up the Moscow Laboratory set to lapse.
Given that sport is considered to be all about athletes, you might question why I am considering whether 2018 was the year of the athletes in sport.
Former Olympic cross-country skier and anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott has been awarded the Order of Canada, the country’s second highest honour, for her work fighting cheating in sport.
Kremlin insists Russia is working with WADA to resolve Moscow Laboratory issue as Ganus concerns dismissed
Russia has insisted it is working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to rectify the issue regarding access to data stored at the Moscow Laboratory as spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed concerns raised by Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Yury Ganus were "unfounded".
RUSADA director general calls on Putin to help reach urgent resolution on Moscow Laboratory data access
Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Yury Ganus has called on President Vladimir Putin to ensure a solution to the issues surrounding access to the data at the Moscow Laboratory is reached before the December 31 deadline as he warned sport in the country was "on the brink of abyss".
Liam Morgan: Russia refusing to comply again is no surprise but WADA must take sternest possible action if country fails to meet deadline
One of the most damning indictments of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) failing in its Russian data mission was that very few were surprised.
The Moscow Laboratory is ready for another inspection visit from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia's Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said today.
As we move towards the close of another hectic, controversial, spectacular, worrying (please employ another five or so random adjectives of your choice, to taste) sporting year it is clear that we have had some very obvious highs and, yes, some very clear lows.
Russia is on the verge of having its suspension reimposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after an inspection team visiting the Moscow Laboratory was denied access to raw data to complete its full reinstatement.
Russian Olympic biathlon champions Evgeny Ustyugov and Svetlana Slepstova have asked that their own representatives take part in the review of data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory alongside investigators from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that a "full technical mission" will visit Russia next week to collect data from the Moscow Laboratory.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general Olivier Niggli has claimed the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has taken another step towards becoming a "fully-trusted partner" following the conclusion of a two-day audit in Moscow.
Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Margarita Pakhnotskaya has promised the body will immediately take any observations from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on board as officials from the global watchdog started an audit of the organisation in Moscow today.
United States could quit international powerlifting after being told 171 doping suspensions are "invalid"
USA Powerlifting has been effectively been told that 171 of its doping suspensions are invalid and has been ordered to restructure its anti-doping programme by the sport’s global governing body, the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).