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The IOC pushing for heavy punishments for alleged dopersGetty

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed it has asked the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to carry out disciplinary measures against those accused of doping in Wada's shocking report.

The IOC has called for immediate action to be taken against "all coaches and officials who have participated in the Olympic Games and are accused of doping in the report", it said in an official statement published on 19 November.

That action could extend to winners of medals alleged to have cheated and their coaches implicated in attempts to cover up doping stripped of medals and excluded from future Games, the statement added. The IOC has also confirmed it has provisionally suspended its former president, Lamine Diack.

The report from an independent World Anti-Doping Agency panel on 9 November recommended lifetime bans for five Russian athletes and five coaches, including 2012 gold medallist Mariya Savinova, adding Russia was guilty of running a "state-supported" doping programme.