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IOC evaluates Rio 2016 ban for Russia, withdraws backing for events

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board has today (Tuesday) commenced disciplinary action against officials named in the McLaren Investigation Report into widespread doping in Russian sport, adding it will “carefully evaluate” its legal options surrounding a blanket ban of Russian athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games as well as withdrawing backing for any sports event or meeting in the country under additional provisional measures.