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Bar Russia from Rio Games: officials

Call comes after report confirms whistleblower's claims of government-ordered cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

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An Olympic Games flag and a Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the winter Olympics in Sochi in February 2014.
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Grigory Rodchenkov (above), Russia's former anti-doping lab director, said he covered up the use of drugs by Russian Olympians at the Sochi Games, and that he did so under government orders and with the aid of the intelligence service.

Toronto

THE world's leading anti-doping officials on Monday called for Russia to be barred from this summer's Rio Games after a damning report confirmed a Russian whistleblower's claims of government-ordered cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The request by anti-doping officials