Russia confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case now heads to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Read More →

Four-time Olympic ski-jumping champion Matti Nykanen, whose personal life was affected by alcohol problems, has died at 55. The International Ski Federation (FIS) said Nykanen, who also won seven world championship gold medals, died Sunday. The cause of death was not immediately known. Nykanen became an icon of sport in Finland.Read More →