Rus­sia fails to over­turn ban for Rio Games

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Rus­sian track and field ath­letes will re­main banned from the Olympics fol­low­ing claims the coun­try ran a state-spon­sored dop­ing pro­gramme.

The Rus­sian Olympic Com­mit­tee (ROC) and 68 Rus­sian ath­letes at­tempted to over­turn the sus­pen­sion, im­ple­mented by the body that gov­erns world athletics. But the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport (CAS) has ruled it can stand.

A hand­ful of Rus­sian ath­letes could still com­pete as neu­trals at the Rio Games, which start on 5 Au­gust.

Ye­lena Is­in­bayeva

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