Russian Sports Minister Mutko barred from Rio Games over doping

A final decision would also depend on the WADA code and the Olympic Charter, the IOC said, giving an indication of the legal battle ahead.

The IOC plans to reanalyse samples and has pledged to carry out a full inquiry into all the Russian athletes, coaches, officials and support staff who participated at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and thereby may have been complicit in the cloak-and-dagger doping system reported by McLaren.

Mutko told the R-Sport news agency that there "were not and can not be any allegations directed against me".

An independent investigation revealed Monday that Russia's doping scandal went beyond the track and field team.

The IAAF clears only US-based long jumper Darya Klishina to compete in Rio, after 136 Russian athletes applied for exemption from the blanket ban.

Lead investigator Richard McLaren said his report showed the problem was by no means limited to just one sport. Today, the McLaren Report corroborates the following evidence; on which basis, WADA's Executive Committee has come to the following conclusions.

There was no immediate comment from the U.S. State Department. "Honestly, I can not imagine them without Russian Federation", the ANSA Italian News Agency quoted Malago as saying. Therefore the IOC reiterates the call of the Olympic Summit on 21 June 2016 to fully review the anti-doping system by requesting WADA to convene an "Extraordinary World Conference on Doping" in 2017.

In a statement he added that the officials named in the report would be temporarily suspended.

Meanwhile, Giovanni Malago, the president of the National Olympic Committee of Italy, said on Tuesday that he could not imagine the Olympic Games without the Russian contingent. Russia's intelligence service, the FSB, was also involved, the report said.

The IOC said it will not grant accreditation to any official of the Russian Ministry of Sport or anyone implicated in report for the Games in Rio. And Natalia Zhelanova, Mutko's advisor on anti-doping issues, served as the liaison between the agencies that covered up positive tests from 2012-13.

Mutko has suspended five top deputies, including his number two Yury Nagornykh, described as the point man for running the cheating scheme. The Board will discuss the findings of the report and decide what relevant action needs to be taken to protect clean athletes competing in Paralympic sport.

The High Court judgment mandates Shobukhova to repay 377,961.62 pounds ($498,000) plus costs relating to her 2010 marathon victory and second-place finish the following year in the British capital.

The Russian results in Sochi were spectacular. If the ban is reserved, Russian Federation may be allowed to field an entire delegation.

"It is important to focus on the need for individual justice in all these cases". He asked for more information from WADA so Russian Federation could conduct its own investigation.

WADA, the German Olympic committee and anti-doping bodies across the globe have backed calls for Russia's outright ban from Rio.

It started in 2011 and ended four years later - well past the time when Russian authorities knew they were under the doping microscope.

McLaren said he was "unwaveringly confident" in his report, and insisted there was no leak, as several sports leaders suggested over the weekend, when draft letters calling for Russia's ban were leaked to the media.

Will rule-abiding athletes get caught up in such a blanket ban? Rodchenkov, who is now in Los Angeles, has estimated that 100 urine samples were swapped out during the Olympics, including those of at least 15 Russian medal winners.

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