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Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has become the first athlete to be granted permission to compete at the Rio Olympics under a neutral flag.
The 29-year-old 800m runner passed the "exceptional eligibility" guidelines set out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The IAAF voted last month to maintain a global competition ban on the All-Russia Athletic Federation.
Stepanova turned whistleblower after receiving a ban for abnormalities with her biological passport.
She and her husband colluded with a journalist in secretly taping Russian athletes and coaches, which exposed the systemic and state-sponsored doping programme.
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No British athletes will be implicated in the 31 who tested positive doping after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, ITV News understands.
ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, speaking from the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, said "the usual suspects" are likely to be involved - including Russia - and suggests the sports linked to the recent allegations include those already under the spotlight: "track and field, and weightlifting".
The results for the 250 test samples taken after the London 2012 Olympic Games are likely to be announced before June, he added.