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A Russian flag is displayed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Village for Athletes, on July 25, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Russia breathed a sigh of relief after the IOC declined to impose a blanket ban on its competitors at the Rio Games over state-run doping, but the decision met fierce criticism elsewhere with Olympic chiefs branded "spineless".
 / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Russian flag is displayed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Village for Athletes, on July 25, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Russia breathed a sigh of relief after the IOC declined to impose a blanket ban on its competitors at the Rio Games over state-run doping, but the decision met fierce criticism elsewhere with Olympic chiefs branded "spineless".
 / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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