IOC Is Now Exploring 'Legal Options' To Ban Russia From The Olympics
An independent investigation revealed Monday that Russia's doping scandal went beyond the track and field team.By Matt Moreno | July 19, 2016
The International Olympic Committee is exploring the legal options available in regard to banning Russia from the upcoming Summer Olympics.
On Monday, an independent investigation revealed that Russia's illegal doping program went far beyond track and field and that government officials even tried to help cover it up.
IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement: "The findings of the report show a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sports and on the Olympic Games. Therefore, the IOC will not hesitate to take the toughest sanctions available against any individual or organization implicated."