The Sunday Times

24 July 2016 Leading British Olympians have warned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to “shirk” its responsibilities as a member of the governing body revealed fears that it would not impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Rio Games.

The former swimmer Sharron Davies, javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson and long-distance runner David Bedford all urged the IOC to impose the blanket ban this weekend amid speculation the organisation’s president wants individual sports federations to decide Russia’s fate.

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