'A New World'
Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Dates: 5 Aug - 21 Aug
Events: 306 in 28 Sports
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Russia athlete ban upheld by Cas
A decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from Rio 2016 over the country's alleged state-sponsored doping regime has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Russia's athletics federation was suspended by the sport's world governing body, the IAAF, after an independent report found evidence of widespread doping.
The Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes appealed against that decision but after hearing evidence from both sides, Cas has ruled the ban can stand.
Russia's press has reacted with anger at the international report which found evidence of state-backed sports doping over a four-year period.
Pro-government papers dismiss the validity of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report, which some said was influenced by foreign governments as part of a deliberate anti-Russia campaign.
Yes, it's everyone else's fault, Russia, not yours.