RUSSIA SURVIVES BLANKET BAN

RUSSIA SURVIVES BLANKET BAN

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Russia has survived a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country’s state-sponsored doping scandal.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has tasked individual sports’ governing bodies to prove that Russian competitors are clean and eligible for the games.

This has attracted criticism from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) which has expressed its “disappointed” that its recommendation to ban Russia from next month’s Olympic Games.

The Rio Olympics games are slated for August 5th.

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