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IOC Confirms Ban on Russian Athletes at Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday closed the door on the Russian doping case, confirming the decision to ban Russia's track and field team from the Rio Games in August. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told Russian reporters in Moscow that "our athletes have no chance" of competing in Brazil, based on the statement from the IOC. The decision banning Russian athletes came from the International Association of Athletics Federations, the world governing body of...

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