Ninteen more Russian rowers were banned from the Olympics yesterday, taking the toll of the nation's athletes suspended from Rio to 108 after explosive revelations of state-run doping across Russian sport.
The International Olympic Committee controversially ruled against imposing a blanket ban on all Russian athletes at this summer's Games, despite allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country.
But critics say governing bodies will have to do more to demonstrate that they can make their decisions independent of influence of Russian officials and businessmen who frequently hold leadership positions across worldwide sport.
FINA barred Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova because their names appeared in McLaren's report, and the Russian authorities withdrew Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Yulia Efimova, Natalia Lovtcova and open-water swimmer Anastasia Krapivina.
The IOC's call to bar from Rio any Russian athlete who had previously served an anti-doping ban runs counter to a 2011 decision that made it impermissible to do that very thing. For the Russian rowers entered for Rio, 547 blood and urine tests were conducted since 2011.
In a further blow to Russia's medal hopes, two modern pentathletes and five Russian canoe sprinters - including the 2012 Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko - were excluded by their sports' governing bodies on Tuesday.
They are in addition to 67 track and field athletes already banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It analyzed the rowers' worldwide tests and determined that all but six failed to meet the criteria set by the IOC.
Twelve of the 24 federations are still to report on whether they will allow Russian athletes to compete.
Lists of Russian athletes approved by worldwide federations must still be approved by CAS arbiters who can reject athletes not tested outside Russia.
Instead the executive board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has ruled the spare place be reallocated to the first reserve athlete, Latvia's Ruslan Nakonechnyi, to take part in the men's individual competition. "We await the Russian Rowing Federation's decision on this possibility", FISA said, adding that issues regarding Russian participation at the Paralympics would be dealt with at a later date.
Anastasiia Karabelshchikova and Ivan Podshivalov, who had been sanctioned for anti-doping violations in 2007/2008, were also not eligible for the Games. There are some athletes who do not meet the (doping) criteria of the International Olympic Committee.
TABLE TENNIS - Three Russians await a decision from the International Table Tennis Federation. Four Russians are qualified for Rio. Each of our sports federations is cooperating with the relevant worldwide federations. At a basic level, Standryk says, Russian athletes have no knowledge of the actual case against them, nor any chance to present any evidence on behalf of themselves.