Russian doping scandal

Russia’s decimated Rio Olympic squad: who is banned so far?

The Russian Olympic squad has seen 108 athletes banned so far, with more facing the prospect of exclusion with less than two weeks before the opening ceremony

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 July, 2016, 1:15pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 July, 2016, 1:17pm

Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month’s Rio Games.

The IOC said any Russian athletes with a previous doping suspension will be ineligible to compete at the Olympics.

Here is the current state of play among the 28 Olympic sports.



Yulia Efimova, Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Natalia Lovtcova, Anastasia Krapivina, Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova are seven Russian swimmers banned by the governing body Fina from competing at Rio.

Fina said the “exact implication for the Russian Swimming Federation is still to be clarified” and an “ad hoc commission will have to investigate”.

All samples collected from Russian swimmers at the 2015 world championships are being re-tested.


Russia’s three-member archery team has been given the all clear to take part in the Rio Games by the World Archery Federation (WA).


All Russian track and field athletes have been banned from Rio except any allowed to compete under a neutral flag. Long jumper Darya Klishina is the only athlete to have been cleared to participate in Rio as a neutral athlete.

Whistleblower and middle-distance runner Yulia Stepanova had been cleared to compete at the Games as a neutral athlete by the IAAF but was ruled out by the IOC due to her past doping record.

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Awaiting decision on four badminton players set to compete at Rio.


The International Boxing Association is yet to announce a decision on 11 Russian boxers.


Five Russian canoe sprint athletes have been banned from competing in Rio by the International Canoe Federation (ICF).

London Games gold medallist Alexander Dyachenko, Andrey Kraitor, Alexey Korovashkov along with Elena Aniushina and Natalia Podolskaia have been banned.


Awaiting decision on 18 Russian cyclists.


Five Russian athletes are set to compete at Rio with a decision yet to be taken by the international federation.


Awaiting decision on 16 Russian athletes.


Awaiting decision on one Russian golfer.

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The International Gymnastics Federation said on Monday that it would establish a “pool of Russian eligible athletes” as soon as possible. A total of 21 Russian gymnasts were entered for the Rio Games.


The International Handball Federation has announced that it is conducting out-of-competition tests on the Russian women’s team participating at the Rio Games.


The International Judo Federation, which lists Russian president Vladimir Putin as its honourary president, has given the green light for the 11 Russian judo competitors to take part.


Maksim Kutsov and Ilia Frolov have been barred from the Olympics because of prior anti-doping offences, but three other Russians, including former world champion Aleksandr Lesun, will compete at Rio.


Ivan Balandin from the Russian men’s eight has been banned from competing at Rio by the World Rowing Federation.

Anastasiia Karabelshchikova and Ivan Podshivalov, who had been sanctioned for anti-doping violations in 2007/2008, were also not eligible for the Games.

Russia’s men’s quadruple sculls crew were banned from Rio after one of their members, Sergej Fedorovtsev, failed a doping test in May.

On Tuesday, the federation said that 17 entered rowers and two of the coxes did not meet conditions to take part but six Russian rowers were cleared for Rio.

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World Sailing has provisionally confirmed the participation of six athletes from Russia for the Games. Pavel Sozykin was the lone athlete banned from competing in Rio.


The International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has cleared all 18 Russian shooters to compete at the Games.


Three Russians await a decision from the International Table Tennis Federation.


Three Russians have qualified for Rio but await a decision from the World Taekwondo Federation.


All seven Russian tennis players have been cleared to compete in Rio by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).


Awaiting decision on six Russians.


Awaiting decision on 30 volleyball and beach volleyball competitors by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).


The International Weightlifting Federation said it would evaluate the evidence against Russian athletes once received.


Nenad Lalovic, the president of United World Wrestling, the international federation, said it had begun validating Russian wrestlers who have qualified for the Olympics.

There were 17 Russian athletes set to compete at Rio.