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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the IOC Executive Board Meeting ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics on July 30 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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IOC President Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia's entire team from the Rio Games, declaring Sunday that the doping crisis won't damage the Olympic body's credibility and taking a swipe at global anti-doping officials for failing to act sooner against state-sponsored cheating in Russia.

By Associated Press July 31, 2016