Tag: Russia

Russian clubs and national teams were banned from competing internationally after Putin's invasion of Ukraine. (Image: Facebook/rfsruofficial)
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UEFA Ban on Russian Teams Upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Russian football teams were banned from playing in UEFA and FIFA competitions following Ukraine’s invasion by Vladimir Putin’s troops. Russian football authorities appealed the decision in Lausanne, but an urgent ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the sanctions. This decision doesn’t apply to Russia’s chances of […]

Anatoly Tymoshchuk is now regared as a 'traitor' in Ukraine, the country he wrote history for at both club and national team levels. (Image: news.obozrevatel.com)

Ukrainian Deprived Hero Tymoshchuk Accused of Being a Russian Spy

Just days after Anatoliy Tymoshchuk was tagged as a ‘traitor’ — erased from the Ukrainian Football Federation’s records and deprived of all the honors and trophies he won at club and national team levels in Ukraine — his former agent Vitaliy Yurchenko made shocking statements regarding the ex-midfielder. According to […]

The Russian flag won’t be seen at the 2020 or 2022 Olympics due to a doping ban instituted by WADA. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Russia Doping Sanctions = Four Years in Olympic Penalty Box

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major, international sporting events for four years — due to organized efforts to execute and cover up a doping scheme. The WADA executive committee voted unanimously in favor of the ban, finding that Russian officials in a […]