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A man walks in front of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) building in Moscow on July 25, 2016.
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". In one of the most momentous moves in its chequered history, the International Olympic Committee said on July 24, 2016, it was up to each international sports federation to decide if Russians could take part in Rio. The federations now face a race against the clock with the opening ceremony only 11 days away, global sport sharply divided and some Russian competitors already in Brazil. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks in front of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) building in Moscow on July 25, 2016.
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". In one of the most momentous moves in its chequered history, the International Olympic Committee said on July 24, 2016, it was up to each international sports federation to decide if Russians could take part in Rio. The federations now face a race against the clock with the opening ceremony only 11 days away, global sport sharply divided and some Russian competitors already in Brazil. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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