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Clemens Prokop has urged the IOC to live-up to their vow to protect clean athletes ©Getty Images

Germany Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop has urged International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach not to allow athletes from countries without fully functioning anti-doping systems to compete at Rio 2016.

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Spain and Mexico have each been declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code ©Getty Images

Spain and Mexico have been declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code after failing to meet a deadline for making required changes to their drugs testing procedures, it has been announced today

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Rita Jeptoo is one high profile Kenyan to have failed a drugs test ©Getty Images

Kenya's Parliament has agreed changes to its anti-doping law in a bid to end any lingering doubts about the country's athletics team missing Rio 2016.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency would need a massive increase in its budget to take over drugs testing programmes currently organised by the International Federations ©WADA

Thomas Bach is presenting the expansion of the powers of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a fait accompli, even revealing yesterday that he hopes it will be up and running in February 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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PHOTO WADA says there have been 172 positive tests for meldonium since it became a banned substance on January 1.

Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it could not establish how quickly the drug cleared the human body.

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Sebastian Coe pictured reading the WADA report this afternoon ©Getty Images

Sebastian Coe has effectively had his short-term future as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) secured after he received the backing of Richard Pound, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission.

Pound's Commission today released a second, 89-page, report today on the wrongdoing of Coe's predecessor

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