Antidoping officials from at least 10 nations including those in the United States, Germany, Spain, Japan, Switzerland and Canada and 20 athlete groups are preparing the extraordinary step of requesting that the entire Russian delegation be barred from the Summer Olympics.Russian officials have dismissed allegations. “It seems very likely that the Report will confirm what will be one of the biggest doping scandals in history, implicating the Russian Government in a massive conspiracy against the clean athletes of the world,” wrote Joseph de Pencier, the chief executive of the national antidoping trade association. The group of dozens of antidoping officials are considering addressing Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, and the organization’s executive board members. However, there is another opinion too: Russian gymnasts must be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games and not tarred with the same brush as the country’s banned track and field athletes, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said on Monday.
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