Russian Olympic chief calls Klishina ban "cynical mockery"

Russia's Olympic Committee denounces the ban for Russian long jumper Darya Klishina from the Summer Games.

Committee president Alexander Shukov called the move a "cynical mockery by the IAAF" - the world athletics federation - Russian news agency Tass reports.

The IAAF decision was based on additional information that the federation had requested on Klishina, following the report that investigator Richard McLaren has drawn up for the global doping body WADA, Tass quoted an unnamed Russian sports official as saying.

Last update: Sat, 13/08/2016 - 21:38

More from Sport

Barcelona smash City with Messi hat-trick, Bayern trounce PSV

Heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich edged towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday with...

Two-month suspension for Norwegian skier Johaug over doping

Norwegian cross-country ski star Therese Johaug has been suspended from competition for two months after failing a...

Champions League wins for Real, Dortmund, Leicester

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City cruised towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on...

Real Madrid extend contract of playmaker Modric

Real Madrid have extended the contract of veteran Croatian playmaker Luka Modric until 2020, the European champions...

FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings against Croatia, Kosovo

The international football federation FIFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against Croatia and Kosovo over the...