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85 Russian Athletes Barred from Rio Olympics Over Doping

At least 85 Russian athletes for the national Olympic team of 387 members have been barred from the Rio Games to date because of the country’s doping scandal.   International federations in canoeing and modern pentathlon ruled out seven athletes Tuesday, including an Olympic gold medalist, following earlier rulings in swimming and rowing. Some appeals are likely.   Alexander Dyachenko, an Olympic champion in 2012, was among the five canoeists named in a recent report by the...

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