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APTOPIX Russian Doping
President of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, fourth right, and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, center, pose for a photo with Russia's National Olympic team members outside the Kremlin wall, before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Doping
FILE in this Sunday, March 11, 2012 file photo, Russia's Ilia Frolov runs through the finish line tape as he wins the men's final in the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Charlotte, in the U.S. Two Russian athletes in modern pentathlon have been barred from the Rio Olympics after being implicated in an alleged doping cover-up. The International Modern Pentathlon Union says that Maxim Kustov and Ilya Frolov were mentioned in World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren's report last week as having allegedly had positive tests covered up by Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
Michael Phelps celebrates after winning the men's 100m Butterfly and his seventh Gold Medal Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The Gazette, Mark Reis
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FILE - In this July 27, 2012, file photo, Russia's Yulia Efimova prepares for a practice session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Swimming governing body FINA has ruled seven Russian swimmers ineligible to compete at the Olympics, including three it says were linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities. Reigning world 100-meter breaststroke champion Yulia Efimova is among four Russian swimmers who FINA says were withdrawn by the Russian Swimming Federation because they previously served doping bans. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Doping The Next Russia
FILE In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 file photo Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus makes an attempt in the final of the Women's Shot Put during the World Athletics Championships, in Osaka, Japan. While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
IOC Russia
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin exits the stage after speaking at the opening of the 126th session of the International Olympic Committee, at the Zimny Theater, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board will meet Sunday, July 24, 2016 via teleconference to weigh the unprecedented step of excluding Russia as a whole from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because of systematic, state-sponsored cheating. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
Russia Doping
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Russia coach Alexey Melnikov congratulates Olga Kaniskina, right, and Russia men's gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin congratulates Anisya Kirdyapkina, left, after the women's 20-kilometers race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russia gold-medalist Elena Lashmanova stands at center. Russia lost its appeal Thursday, July 21, 2016 against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes seeking to overturn the ban imposed by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)