Russia faces possible ban from 2016 Olympics


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday called for Russia to be banned from next summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a commissioned investigation uncovered rampant doping among athletes and a cover-up of the abuses by national authorities.

"It's worse than we thought," Commission Chairman Richard Pound said Monday. "It may be a residue of the old Soviet Union system."

The commission also called for lifetime suspensions of five Russian athletes, a suspension of the Russian athletics federation until it can prove its athletes are cooperative and a requirement that the Russian testing lab send its samples to other labs for further review.

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