12:33 Jul. 24, 2016
But individuals who prove they are clean could take part under the Olympic flag
The International Olympic Committee will on Sunday, July 24, ban the Russian team from competing under their national flag at Rio 2016.
Short of a remarkable late fudge during a phone conference of their executive board on Sunday morning, the IOC will announce the most momentous decision in 120 years of Olympic sport.
However, the ban on the intended 387-strong contingent will come with conditions.
An Olympic insider told The Mail on Sunday, JUly 24: "The IOC want to ban Russia to show this is an assault on the whole of sport. That effectively means expulsion from Rio." Full story