Russia's Rio status hangs by thread as IOC considers ban
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Russia's Rio status hangs by thread as IOC considers ban

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) members were set for emergency talks today to decide Russias status for the Rio Olympics after an investigation found rampant state-run doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and other events.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for all Russian competitors and officials to be banned from next months Games and other events after the report unveiled what IOC president Thomas Bach called "a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sports and on the Olympic Games."A probe by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren for WADA found Russias secret service helped "the state-dictated failsafe system" carried out by the Moscow sports ministry and sprawling into 30 sports over five years."The scale of what was happening requires Russia be banned from the Olympics and Paralympics," said British IOC athletes commission member Ad...

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