• Doping agency criticizes Russia over Isinbayeva’s role

    FILE_- In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, speaks during a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    MOSCOW (AP) — Even before Friday’s publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are bickering.

  • Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals.

  • Bach, Reedie clear air over Russian doping scandal

    In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, is flaked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman, second from right, and UCLA chancellor Gene Block, right, during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bach is visiting Los Angeles to check out proposed venues for the 2024 Olympic Games. The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics is projecting a $5.3 billion budget, a number that would be less than half the cost of the recently completed Rio de Janeiro Games and about a quarter of where Tokyo’s ballooning budget for 2020 currently stands. Bid officials say they can do this because more than 30 venues already exist and those that don't will be built as temporary structures. . (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With another report on Russian doping looming at the end of this week, the presidents of the IOC and World Anti-Doping Agency met Monday to clear the air over their “perceived differences” over the handling of previous evidence of systematic cheating in Russia.