IAAF upholds ban: Russia's athletes likely to miss Rio 2016
Russian State news agency TASS claims that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has suspended the Russian Federation for breaching anti-doping regulations.
The IAAF uphold the suspension, confirmed by the world sport authority's president Sebastian Coe, on the grounds that: "Russia has shown that it is incapable of complying with the criteria and formalities demanded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)".
RUSAF will lodge an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS/CAS). Prsident of Russia Vladimir Putin has made a plea to allow "the [Track and Field] athletes who are clean can be given permission to compete [at the Games]".