Russian Track Team Banned From Rio Olympics for Doping

  • IAAF sees ‘deep-seated tolerance’ for doping in Russian sport
  • Individual athletes can apply to compete as independents

Sebastian Coe speaks in Vienna on June 17, 2016, Photographer: Christian Hofer/Getty Images for IAAF

Russia’s track-and-field athletes won’t be able to compete in this year’s Olympics after an international governing body upheld an earlier ban, saying the country’s sports system is tainted by systematic doping.

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