Dyachenko, left, is one of the five newly banned canoeists.
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Seven athletes including a canoeing gold medalist became the latest Russian competitors to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics after an explosive report revealed state-run doping across Russian sports.Five canoeists and two in modern pentathlon were barred, taking the number of Russians banned from the Games – which start in just 10 days – to at least 20 since Sunday.The report by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency detailed an elaborate doping system in Russia directed by the Sports Ministry that affected more than 30 sports.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko – a key figure in the McLaren report who has been banned from Rio – has voiced confidence that the "majority" of the country's 387-member team would be declared eligible for Rio.Most Russian competitors will fly out Thursday, but it remains to be seen how many will actually take part in the Games because several federations have yet to weigh in.
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