Olympic Officials Sanction Russian Athletes, but Stop Short of Complete Ban

Olympic officials set special terms for appeals.


Putin’s Swift Reaction to Doping Report Blames Anti-Russian Politics

President Vladimir V. Putin responded unusually quickly to a World Anti-Doping Agency report that accused his government of running a covert doping program for the country’s Olympians.


John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan

The proposed agreement would create a joint Russia-U.S. command center to share intelligence and targeting information for “integrated operations.”