WADA has accused more than a thousand Russian athletes in 30 different sports of involvement in a state-sponsored doping program. The report's author said the Russian Olympic team had corrupted the London and Sochi games on an unprecedented scale.
The International Olympic Committee is set to meet to vote on how to respond to allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. Here's a primer on the allegations, what we know so far, and possible outcomes.
The International Olympic Committee is due to announce on Tuesday whether Russia can take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games in February. The WADA news will reinforce the views of those calling for a ban.
A spokesman for the Kremlin has said that Russia will continue to defend its athletes against doping allegations. The statement came as the IOC board was meeting to discuss a possible Olympic ban on Russian athletes.
Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as neutrals at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018, the International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday. But the IOC has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee.
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