Rio Olympics: 37 Russian athletes are banned from Olympic Games

Nineteen more Russian rowers have been banned from competing at next month's Olympics, taking the number of suspended Russian athletes to 37, reports BBC.

Earlier on Tuesday, eight athletes across canoeing, modern pentathlon and sailing were banned, as seven swimmers and three rowers were on Monday.

Governing bodies are making the rulings following the damning World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report into state-sponsored doping in the country.

The International Olympic Committee has said individual federations should decide if Russians can compete following Wada's report.

Wada president Sir Craig Reedie said he was "disappointed" with that decision.

International Canoe Federation secretary general Simon Toulson said his organisation had taken "swift action and removed all offending athletes where doping evidence exists".

Elena Aniushina, Natalia Podolskaya, Alexander Dyachenko, Andrey Kraitor and Alexey Korovashkov have been suspended pending further investigation, but there would be no federation-wide ban, a statement added.

Korovashkov, a five-time world champion, won bronze in the doubles canoe sprint at London 2012, where Dyachenko won gold in the doubles kayak sprint.

Modern pentathlon's governing body the UIPM said Maksim Kustov and Ilia Frolov had also been named in the Wada-commissioned McLaren report.

But the three other athletes named in Russia's squad would be allowed to compete, it added.

Pavel Sozykin was the competitor banned by World Sailing. The governing body said the other six Russian sailors would be allowed to compete, and a replacement for Sozykin would be allowed.

Meanwhile, the International Judo Federation and the International Shooting Sport Federation have said they will allow Russia's squads to compete at the Olympics, which begin on August 5.

On Monday, seven Russian swimmers and three rowers were banned from Rio by their sports' governing bodies.

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