HE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT REANALYSIS OF THE SECOND WAVE OF SAMPLES FROM BEIJING 2008 AND LONDON 2012 HAS RESULTED IN PROVISIONAL ADVERSE ANALYTICAL FINDINGS (PAAFS) OF 30 ATHLETES FROM BEIJING AND ADVERSE ANALYTICAL FINDINGS (AAFS) OF 15 ATHLETES FROM LONDON.*

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said the withdrawal of the top men from the Olympic golf tournament at the 2016 summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will be taken into account when evaluating the sport’s future on the Olympic programme.

Read more: Bach speaks out over golf at Rio 2016, LET chief slams male players

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WELCOMES AND SUPPORTS THE IAAF’S STRONG STANCE AGAINST DOPING. THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE IOC’S LONG-HELD ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.

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Brazilian President Michel Temer has promised next month's Olympic Games will show the world "one of the major global economies at work in a mature democracy" in a special welcome message designed to alleviate growing fears with just 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016.

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Russia's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will remain in place after a failure to meet criteria required by the body's Task Force.

Read more: IAAF to keep suspension of Russian athletics team after failure to meet Task Force criteria