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The stitch-up is in. Today's papers were full of predictions that Russia would be banned from Rio and it hasn't happened. Those with a record will be excluded, regardless of whether or not that ban has been served. For everyone else, their testing records are to be re-evaluated with Russian results disregarded. It will be left to the individual sporting bodies to decide further conditions - the IAAF already has a blanket ban in place.
Some argued that the collective punishment would be unfair, but it's been pointed out that they did the same to South Africa over apartheid, and that Kuwait is currently suspended because of state interference. In particular, the Russian operation was entirely compromised by the state in ways which make it almost impossible to say with any certainty whether any given athlete's record is reliable.
Apparently this sort of thing is enough to get you banned if you're Kuwait or Kenya, but if you're Russia you can get away with it.