>> Russia, banned from international athletics competitions and not happy. President Vladimir Putin calling the IAAF's ban a collective punishment, pinning his hopes on the International Olympic Committee intervening. But the IOC Vice-President said they're unlikely to interfere.>> It's an international federation's right to suspend a national federation, and I don't think we would overturn that at all.
>> It's not bad news for all Russian athletes. 800 meter runner Yuliya Stepanova helped blow the whistle on Russian doping, and now lives at a secret location for her own protection.>> It's good, it's good news for me. The IAAF passing a rule to allow any athlete that proves they're clean to compete.
On Saturday, Russian authorities announced an investigation into another whistle blower. Grigory Rodchenkov ran this Moscow anti-doping lab and revealed the scale of cheating at Sochi and their coverup operation. Russia's pledge to tackle doping may challenge the ban in the courts.