All Russian Teams Face Ban From Rio Olympics

The report says 11 positive tests by Russian soccer players were made to disappear in the state-sponsored doping program.

The IAAF, track's world governing body, suspended Russia in November after a World Anti-Doping Agency report detailed widespread, state-sponsored doping in Russian track and field.

The report backed up the findings of reports from the New York Times and CBS news in the past year on government-aided doping in Russian Federation, based mainly on interviews with the former head of the Moscow lab Grigory Rodchenkov, who is now living in the U.S.

That finding has the World Anti-Doping Agency calling on the International Olympic Committee to ban Russian Federation from the Rio games - something Canada supports.

IOC president Thomas Bach said the committee wouldn't hesitate to apply the toughest sanctions available.

The IOC expects to publish a statement on Tuesday summing up its board's judgment.

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The report is an embarrassment for Putin, who personally oversaw preparations for the US$50 billion games in Sochi the most expensive in Olympic history. But there is far from a consensus on what those sanctions will be, as the sports world toes the line between what Bach called "collective responsibility and individual justice".

However, in the light of Monday's report, with a wide group of sports bodies now calling for a blanket ban, a broad sanction could now be on the cards.

But that doesn't mean all non-Russian athletes are clean Pound said but he believes the International Olympic Committee taking such a serious action against one of its most prominent members would send a stark warning to smaller countries who may be cheating.

Sport Minister Carla Qualtrough said she is "profoundly troubled" by the evidence presented in the report.

The lab's role as the "failsafe mechanism" was central to Monday's report, enabling the Russian state to "transform a positive analytical result into a negative one".

But in making decisions about Russia's team as a whole, the IOC could put onus on the worldwide sports federations to determine the penalties.

She said the Russian prosecutor general's office is carrying out Russia's internal investigation into the charges. The country is seeking for 68 athletes, including the gold-medal-winning pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva and the high-jumper Ivan Ukhov, to be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics despite the ban on the Russian athletics team.

Russia's Ministry of Sport covered up positive doping results by Olympic athletes for years in both Summer and Winter Olympic sports, the investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency found, and Russian intelligence agents participated in an elaborate covert scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to replace tainted urine samples of cheating Russian athletes with clean ones.

"The Sochi Laboratory operated a unique sample swapping methodology to enable doped Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Olympic Games", he added.

"The Sochi sample swapping methodology was a unique situation, required because of the presence of the global community in the laboratory", the report said, adding that forensic examinations confirmed sample bottles had been tampered with. It included the 2013 track world championships in Moscow and was in place as recently as the 2015 swimming world championships in Kazan - when everyone in Russian sports knew they were under the doping microscope.

"For the athletes around the world that truly do aspire for clean sport and ethics of sport and the spirit of the Olympic Games, the IOC needs to send a strong statement", says Dr. Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sport Institute in Greater Victoria. Assisting the plan was Russia's national security service - the FSB, the current version of the Soviet Union's KGB.

The surprise of this latest report, McLaren wrote, was "the extent of State oversight and directed control of the Moscow Laboratory" to cover up cheating. But his investigation undercut that theory.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned doping and denies the allegations, saying they are politically motivated, a comment aimed at Dr Rodchenkov.

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