“All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing” at the Rio Games, the IOC said. At this time the national federations were notified. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC has put special measures in place such as targeted pre-tests of identified sports and countries. Others rounds of retesting will continue throughout and after the Rio Games, the IOC said. On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an IAAF ban on Russia’s track and field athletes from the games.
The IOC executive board is scheduled to hold a meeting Sunday amid calls by anti-doping bodies to exclude Russia entirely from Rio.