World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie cannot rule out the possibility of the Russian doping scandal carrying over to the 2020 Olympics but is counting on Tokyo to help restore the tainted image of the Olympic Games.

Just one day from the opening of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee was still dealing with a total of 60 appeals from Russians banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said a decision on the appeals could take until Friday morning.

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