Russian Team Escapes Olympic Ban
The International Olympic Committee, known as the IOC, will not ban all Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in August.
The World Anti-Doping Agency, also known as WADA, had called for banning Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
WADA called for the ban after confirming that the Russian government worked to cover up doping among its athletes. It said Russian athletes in more than 30 sports gained competitive advantages from doping. And the Russian government switched urine samples allowing athletes to pass doping tests.
IOC president Thomas Bach announced Sunday that he would not issue a collective ban of Russian athletes. He was concerned that innocent athletes would not be allowed to compete in Brazil.
Bach said: "you have to be able to look into the eyes of the individual athletes concerned by your decision."
The IOC said it will pay extra attention to the test results of all of the Russian athletes in Rio.
Also, individual sport federations around the world will have the right to ban an athlete from competition if that athlete has failed a drug test. For example, the IAAF, the organization that manages international track and field events, has already banned many Russian track and field athletes.
The Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said he was "grateful" that the IOC did not ban the entire Russian team. He said the organization made its decision with "unity of world sport and the unity of the Olympic family" in mind.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said officials named in the WADA report would be suspended. Sports minister Mutko and his deputy are both named in the WADA report.
Around the world, sports organizations criticized the decision by the IOC.
The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said the IOC "refused to take decisive leadership."
A British IOC member said the "IOC has passed the buck."
Other Olympic experts are concerned about the future of a Russian athlete, Yuliya Stepanova. She provided evidence that helped break WADA's case against Russia.
Stepanova will now have to compete as a member of the Russian team if she wants to participate in the Olympics.
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2.look into 调查；观察
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3.drug test 药检；兴奋剂检测
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4.pay attention to 注意；重视
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1.WADA called for the ban after confirming that the Russian government worked to cover up doping among its athletes.
cover up 掩盖；盖住
He tried to cover up his guilt by lying.
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2.The World Anti-Doping Agency, also known as WADA, had called for banning Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
call for 要求；提倡
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世界反兴奋剂机构查明俄罗斯政府曾包庇使用违禁药的运动员后呼吁对俄罗斯禁赛 。该机构称，使用兴奋剂提高自身竞争优势的俄罗斯运动员涉及到30多个体育项目 。而且俄罗斯政府调换了尿样帮运动员通过兴奋剂检测 。
周日，国际奥委会主席托马斯·巴赫（Thomas Bach）宣布不会对俄罗斯运动员作出集体禁令 。他担心一些无辜的运动员被连累无法赴巴西参赛 。
此外，全球单项运动联合会有权禁止未通过药检的运动员参赛 。例如，负责国际田径赛事的国际田联已取消俄罗斯田径运动员的参赛资格 。
俄体育部长维塔利·穆特科（Vitaly Mutko）表示，感谢国际奥委会没有对俄罗斯运动员实行全面禁赛 。他说，国际奥委会秉承“世界体育和奥利匹克家庭大团结”的初衷作出了这一决定 。
上周，俄罗斯总统普京表示，在世界反兴奋剂机构报告中被点名的官员将被停职 。体育部长穆特科及其手下均出现在世界反兴奋剂机构的名单中 。
一些奥运专家还关注着俄罗斯运动员尤利娅·斯捷潘诺娃（Yuliya Stepanova）的命运 。她向世界反兴奋剂机构提供证据助其侦破俄罗斯使用违禁药一案 。