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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo the Russian and the Olympic flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Olympic leaders met Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to consider further steps to crack down on doping ahead of the games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the ban on Russian track and field athletes.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

- Associated Press

Olympic leaders chose not to impose a full ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Mutko said doping has been yet another try to paint Russia as a villain, and dismissed any claims that the government was involved in doping cover-ups. Instead, he suggested that athletes should take personal responsibility for the breach of sports regulations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Russia loses appeal against Olympic track and field ban

- Associated Press

Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it’s up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.

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- Associated Press

July 28

Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in 2012 Games retests

- Associated Press

Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July, 21, 2016. Mutko says the country's athletes who are banned from competing in next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro could go to a civil court to try and overturn the ban. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

- Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

Associated Press

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.