ZURICH: When a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team played at the 1992 European championship in place of the former Soviet Union, they wore bland shirts with no badge and Beethoven’s ninth symphony replaced a national anthem before games. A lacklustre performance ensued, culminating in a 3-0 loss to already-eliminated Scotland, and they finished bottom…

LAUSANNE: The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the “robust” four-year suspension after accusing…

New Delhi: Russia extending support to India’s nuclear industry has not only supplied fuel for Kudankulam plant built by Rosatom but also supplied uranium to power India’s oldest nuclear power plant in Tarapur. TVEL, fuel division of Russia’s Rosatom State …