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THE IOC IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

AW’S FORMER EDITOR SAYS THE IOC’S DECISION NOT TO BLANKET BAN RUSSIA FROM RIO IS ABSURD

THREE cheers for the IAAF. They alone among the world’s sports federations have had the guts to ban a Russian team from competing in Rio.

With the totally corrupt state-inspired doping regime in Russia laid bare, the IAAF acted prudently so that the world’s clean athletes would not have to compete against the products of a system based on cheating. There may be some Russian athletes who have not resorted to doping but they would find it impossible to prove their innocence. It’s no good claiming they have never failed a doping test when it’s clear that immense numbers of samples were falsified or thrown away.

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ACTION 6 MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES Kendra Harrison sets world record and Laura Muir breaks GB 1500m mark in London 24 WORLD UNDER-20 CHAMPS Konrad Bukowiecki and Neeraj Chopra throw global junior bests at Bydgoszcz SPOTLIGHT 34 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? What happened to Maricica Puica, winner of the Decker-Budd 1984 Olympic 3000m? NEWS 42 Brits looking good for Olympics 46 Athlete alters holiday plans to go to Rio 48 Andy Baddeley not yet set to quit PERFORMANCE 50 Sports science news 52 Athlete Insight – Rob Mullett 54 The psychological pressures for Rio athletes 56 Products – summer gear TALKING POINT 38 World Junior representative Emily Dudgeon on keeping a lid on the teen dropout rate 40 Mel Watman laments the IOC’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up 76 England Champs & Inter-Counties preview 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 74 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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