What a Shot! 

      Russian Olympic team members attend a farewell ceremony for the Rio Games at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on July 28, 2016.

      Russia holds its own Games for banned athletes

      On the very same day that over 100 of its athletes were banned from next week's Olympic Games because of state-sponsored doping allegations, Russia organized an alternate competition for those who have been left behind.
      The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony.

      IOC: No blanket ban on Russian athletes for Rio 2016

      The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and will instead leave the issue up to individual sporting federations, the IOC confirmed in a statement Sunday.