DOPING: Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF says.
Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.
Sydney 2000 Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman has been awarded the IOC Women and Sport Award for the Oceania region, for her works through her Foundation.
Russia has rejected as "groundless" accusations of widespread doping and corruption in athletics and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from Rio 2016
The fallout from a damning report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into systematic doping in athletics has begun, with one of the recommendations being to ban all Russian track and field athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
ATHLETICS: Australian walker Jared Tallent has sent a not-so-subtle reminder to the IOC: I haven't forgotten about my gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics.
Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by WADA's independent commission into widespread doping and corruption has urged
ATHLETICS: The scale of doping corruption and money-laundering within athletics dwarfs the financial scandals engulfing FIFA, according to the author of a new wide-ranging report into track and field backed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.