As reported by Censor.NET citing East Bay Times referring to AP, it was announced by IOC chief Thomas Bach.
"Because of the seriousness of the allegations, we could not uphold the presumption of innocence for Russian athletes. On the other hand, we cannot deprive an athlete of the human right to be given the opportunity to prove his or her innocence," he said, adding that whoever responds to a violation of the law with another violation of the law is destroying justice.
Earlier, July 24, the IOC allowed the Russian team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio provided they undergo additional anti-doping testing.
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