Australian, Tallent hopes Russia ban continues

Jared Tallent will receive gold for the 50km walk in the 2012 London Olympics

Australian Olympian, Jared Tallent has said he hopes Russia are banned from participating in the Rio Olympics due to doping scandals. The 31-year-old is expected to receive a gold medal retrospectively for the 50km walk at the London Olympics, after gold medalist, Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin was stripped of the gold after he was found guilty of doping. "I'm hopeful that Russia are still banned from the Olympics," Tallent told reporters in Adelaide. "There has been talk that their ban will be lifted before Rio. I'll be incredibly disappointed if they are there." The International Association of Athletics has issued an indefinite ban on Russian athletes after a report found state-wide doping in the Russian track and field team.

More from Sports News

On Virgin Radio today

  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest

    10:00pm - Midnight

    Direct from Hollywood - get ready for some fun from Seacrest and the biggest stars that join him.

  • Non Stop Hits

    Midnight - 6:00am

    The UAE's #1 Hit Music Station with no interruptions

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Middle East Hot 30

    Every weekend Kris Fade plays the biggest tracks in the Middle East. Check out this weeks chart...

  • Ed Sheeran - UAE EXCLUSIVE

    Latest album, what happened with BTS, raising a baby girl, eye surgery, and more!

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...