Vladimir Morozov
Vladimir Morozov is among the seven swimmers who have been banned.Reuters

The International Swimming Federation, better known as FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) has quickly reacted to International Olympics Committee's (IOC) report and has banned seven Russian swimmers from Rio Olympics 2016 for doping. 

FINA is the latest sports federation to react after IOC's decision to not impose blanket ban on all Russian athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016. 

Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, who had won bronze medals in the 4x100m freestyle event with the Russian team at the London Olympic Games in 2012, were among the seven swimmers who have been banned from the Rio Games.

Yulia Efimova, who also had won a bronze medal in the London Games, was also banned by FINA on Monday.  

"FINA acknowledges and supports the IOC's position in respect of the participation of clean Russian athletes to the Olympic Games in Rio," the International Swimming Federation said in a statement.

"The WADA Independent Person ("McLaren") report has shown that anti-doping rules, i.e. the FINA Doping Control (DC) Rules and the WADA Code were not correctly implemented in Russia, i.e. within the jurisdiction of the Russian Swimming Federation.

"The exact implication for the Russian Swimming Federation is still to be clarified. For this purpose, the matter has been forwarded to an ad hoc commission, which will have to investigate."

Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Natalia Lovtcova, Anastasia Krapivina and Daria Ustinova are the other four who cannot make it to Rio as they all have been caught taking banned substances. 

The statement also said that the World Swimming's governing body will be restesting all the samples of the athletes from the Kazan 2015 World Championships.

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