A special compilation of pictures circulated by Rio 2016 to mark one-month-to-go ©Rio 2016

Brazilian President Michel Temer has promised next month's Olympic Games will show the world "one of the major global economies at work in a mature democracy" in a special welcome message designed to alleviate growing fears with just 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016.

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THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WELCOMES AND SUPPORTS THE IAAF’S STRONG STANCE AGAINST DOPING. THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE IOC’S LONG-HELD ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.

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Russia was found not to have met the IAAF Task Force criteria ©Getty Images

Russia's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will remain in place after a failure to meet criteria required by the body's Task Force.

Read more: IAAF to keep suspension of Russian athletics team after failure to meet Task Force criteria

Sebastian Coe has been heavily criticised on the eve of the IAAF Council decision ©Getty Images

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has been accused of being aware of corruption at the heart of the world governing body before his election last August and he accepted advice from disgraced official Papa Diack during his successful campaign.

Read more: Coe accused of accepting advice from Papa Diack and being aware of IAAF corruption

At the SIGA General Assembly, hosted by UNESCO in Paris, the following representatives were approved by unanimity and acclamation to the interim SIGA Council.

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