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Two Russian track and field athletes have failed in a bid to have their ban from the Olympics put on hold.

Two-time Olympic pole vault gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva and world 110-meter hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov had applied to the Swiss Federal Court to delay application of an earlier Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling which upheld the Russian team’s ban from the Olympic track meet. Had they won, it could have allowed them to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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