The decision by The Court of Arbitration for Sport effectively prevents Russia from taking part in World Cup qualifying playoffs scheduled later this month.
While economic and political sanctions against Russian aggression continue, arts and sports organisations are also imposing boycotts of Moscow.
The Olympics, overshadowed by diplomatic boycotts and concerns about Covid-19, will officially begin on Friday.
Women's Tennis Association, WTA, calls for a full, fair and transparent investigation, without censorship, into Peng Shuai's allegation of sexual assault.
Tickets for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be sold to spectators from mainland China only, while unvaccinated athletes must spend 21 days in quarantine ahead of the Games, says the International Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is set to seek asylum in Poland as "her life would be in danger if she returned to Belarus" after she criticised how her team was being managed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Some athletes who formerly competed for their homeland Iran are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate their claims of abuse.
The statements by IOC's vice president come as questions continue to be raised about the viability of holding the Olympic Games this July, given the ongoing pandemic and an extension of a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan.
The flame, carried in a burning canister, touched down amid growing doubts if the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24", Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call.
Athletes who break protest rules will face three rounds of disciplinary action.
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