Russian Doping scandal

14 Russians guilty of doping at Beijing Olympics

A report by Tass suggests that the majority of those 14 individuals compete in track and field events, putting Russia’s athletics participation at Rio 2016 in further doubt. An International Association of Athletics Federations taskforce has already been set up to decide whether Russia’s athletes will be allowed to compete in Brazil following revelations of state-sponsored doping in the country, with a decision to be made on 17 June.

Jail terms for Russian dopers proposed

It comes as Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko continues to threaten legal action against Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow Laboratory who has claimed up to 15 Russian medal winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were doping.

Rodchenkov claimed in The New York Times that a doping system in place throughout the Winter Olympic Games was so effective it ran like a "Swiss Watch".