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IOC mulls barring Russia from Rio Olympics

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>> Russia's race to Rio hanging in the balance. The International Olympic Committee delaying a decision on an outright ban, waiting for advice. The IOC says they're exploring the legal options, weighing up a ban of the whole Russian team versus the right to individual justice. The move follows confirmation from the world anti-doping agency, that Moscow wasn't just complicit in doping, but organized it.
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Reuters sports editor Mitch Phillips.>> It's likely they'll be banned. I think the scale of what was exposed yesterday, and the IOC's immediate reaction to it, was so shocking. I just can't imagine a scenario of a Russian team walking down that opening ceremony. Holding their flag, with the entire world looking at them, thinking, every single one of you is a doper.
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And the IOC are aware of that. And the credibility of the games is on the line.>> WADA a detailing how secret service agents helped the cover up during the Winter Olympics at Sochi. Swapping contaminated urine with clean samples in the middle of the night. The IOC now saying it won't give accreditation in Rio to any Russian officials named in WADA's report, and it'll retest all Russian athletes from the Sochi Games.
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Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko saying, he's ready to take responsibility for the doping scandal. But many in Russia insisting the accusations are a global anti-Russian conspiracy. With less than three weeks to the Rio Olympics, the games are fighting for their reputation. Any reputation Russian sport had, is now in tatters.