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IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russian competitors

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An IOC ethics commission also ruled that 800m runner Yuliya Stepanova - who turned whistleblower on doping in Russian athletics - cannot go to Rio de Janeiro even as a neutral.

Lausanne

THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.

The IOC executive decided that any