“This is widespread corruption”: Rio ban calls grow as Russia’s appeal fails
22 Jul 2016

Fahey says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must impose a blanket ban on Russia competing next month in Brazil, after this week’s WADA report revealing systematic, state-backed drug cheating from 2011-15.

The damning report, by WADA investigator Richard McLaren, has compelled the IOC’s executive board to meet early next week in Lausanne, where it will consider McLaren’s recommendation to prohibit all Russian athletes from Rio.

Last night, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the Rio Olympics ban imposed on Russia’s track and field team due to rampant state-sponsored doping.

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