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Montreal, 24 July 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges today’s decision by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board asking International Federations to deal with the selection of Russian athletes for Rio 2016;

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Clemens Prokop has urged the IOC to live-up to their vow to protect clean athletes ©Getty Images

Germany Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop has urged International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach not to allow athletes from countries without fully functioning anti-doping systems to compete at Rio 2016.

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Russia's Sports Ministry has been accused of directly orchestrating a doping programme running throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games ©Getty Images

Russia's Sports Ministry has been accused of directly orchestrating a doping programme running throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in today's World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report which used a "Disappearing Positive Methodology".

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Rita Jeptoo is one high profile Kenyan to have failed a drugs test ©Getty Images

Kenya's Parliament has agreed changes to its anti-doping law in a bid to end any lingering doubts about the country's athletics team missing Rio 2016.

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IPC President Sir Philip Craven, pictured here shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, said the findings of the McLaren Report mark a very dark day for sport ©Getty Images

Russia should be banned from all international sporting competition, including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, until they have achieved a "culture change", the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said.

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PHOTO WADA says there have been 172 positive tests for meldonium since it became a banned substance on January 1.

Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it could not establish how quickly the drug cleared the human body.

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