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Sport

Olympics bosses torch WADA

An Olympic blowtorch has been put to the world’s anti-doping agency, with widespread calls for it to be revamped in the wake of the Russian doping scandal.

Sport

WADA defends timing of Russia report

The World Anti-Doping Agency has defended the publication date of a damning report on doping in Russia, a day after the International Olympic Committee blamed it for the uncertainty surrounding Russian athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Tennis

Sharapova ban could be overturned after WADA admission

Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 – including fallen tennis star Maria Sharapova – could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, outlawed since January 1, cleared the human body.