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Russian Sports Official Suspended Over Doping Resigns

Russian Sports Official Suspended Over Doping Resigns

Yuri D. Nagornykh was suspended as Russia’s deputy sports minister in July after accusations that he coordinated a doping scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
How to Avoid Drug Testing in Russia: Radio Silence and Secure Perimeters

How to Avoid Drug Testing in Russia: Radio Silence and Secure Perimeters

Craig Reedie, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, on Sunday. He said he was eager to restore Russia to good standing.
Olympic Swimmers, Past and Present, United by Views on Doping

Olympic Swimmers, Past and Present, United by Views on Doping

From top left, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton and Jill Sterkel celebrated after Shirley Babashoff completed an American victory in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics. It was the
Stan Huntsman, Track and Field’s Mentor and Passionate Defender, Dies at 84

Stan Huntsman, Track and Field’s Mentor and Passionate Defender, Dies at 84

As coach of the Tennessee men’s track and field team in 1974, Stan Huntsman was dunked after winning a national title.
Cheerleading and Muay Thai Given Provisional Olympic Status

Cheerleading and Muay Thai Given Provisional Olympic Status

Youths in Bangkok trained in Muay Thai, which is similar to kickboxing and is now a potential Olympic sport.
What’s at Stake as an Inquiry Into Russian Doping Wraps Up

What’s at Stake as an Inquiry Into Russian Doping Wraps Up

In 2014, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, visited the Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi Games with Yelena Isinbayeva, left, the champion pole-vaulter, and Vitaly Mutko, right, who was
Great Moments in Cheerleading: Could the Olympics Be Next?

Great Moments in Cheerleading: Could the Olympics Be Next?

Lawrence R. Herkimer, a cheerleading pioneer, performing his signature Herkie jump.
Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Paul Elvstrom at the 1948 Olympics in London, where he won his first of four consecutive gold medals. He also won 13 world titles in a distinguished career.
Sports of The Times: After Russia’s Spree of Doping, a Time to Reform

Sports of The Times: After Russia’s Spree of Doping, a Time to Reform

Russia’s team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where Russia sponsored a doping system.
Editorial: The Russian Doping Scandal Keeps on Growing

Editorial: The Russian Doping Scandal Keeps on Growing

Artists bathed in lights during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games, in Sochi, Russia.
Special Report: The Year in Sports: Sports in 2016: Upsets and the Upsetting

Special Report: The Year in Sports: Sports in 2016: Upsets and the Upsetting

Wes Morgan and his Leicester City teammates achieved what may have been the most uplifting upset of 2016, winning the Premier League championship a year after narrowly avoiding relegation.
Russians No Longer Dispute Olympic Doping Operation

Russians No Longer Dispute Olympic Doping Operation

The Russian Olympic Committee’s building in Moscow in 2015. Many of the athletes pictured in the building’s hallways have been implicated in this year’s doping scandal.
On Running: Nick Symmonds, a Polarizing Force in Track and Field, Announces Retirement Plans

On Running: Nick Symmonds, a Polarizing Force in Track and Field, Announces Retirement Plans

Nick Symmonds celebrated winning silver in the 800 meters at the 2013 world track and field championships in Moscow.
Jean Vuarnet, a Downhill Skiing Innovator, Dies at 83

Jean Vuarnet, a Downhill Skiing Innovator, Dies at 83

Jean Vuarnet of France at the 1960 Winter Olympics in California. He won on metal skis, not the traditional wooden ones.
National Antidoping Groups, Citing Doping, Want Russian Athletes Barred

National Antidoping Groups, Citing Doping, Want Russian Athletes Barred

The construction site of the Krestovsky stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The stadium will be a venue for the 2018 World Cup.
Snowboarders Resist Making Big Air All About the Latest Trick

Snowboarders Resist Making Big Air All About the Latest Trick

Mark McMorris of Canada hit a backside triple cork 1440 in the men’s snowboard slopestyle event at the 2016 Winter X Games last January in Aspen, Colo.
Bob Costas Ends 24-Year Run as NBC’s Prime-Time Olympics Host

Bob Costas Ends 24-Year Run as NBC’s Prime-Time Olympics Host

Bob Costas, left, with Matt Lauer at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.
Bob Costas Ends 24-Year Run as NBC’s Prime-Time Olympics Host

Bob Costas Ends 24-Year Run as NBC’s Prime-Time Olympics Host

Bob Costas, left, with Matt Lauer at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.