1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge entering IOC Executive Board meeting
2. Various of IOC Executive Committee members
3. Close of Rogge
4. Wide of IOC Executive Board meeting
5. Various exteriors of Westin hotel, venue for IOC board meeting
6. Wide of IOC news conference at Main Press Centre (MPC)
7. Media at news conference
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President:
"I understand that people are worried by the numbers, it''s legitimate to be worried. I can say that the IOC, I believe, has shown its preoccupation, too, by speaking to the Minister of Sport, by speaking to the President of the Republic."
9. Mid of news conference
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President:
"I insisted on the need to have a strong action on doping, he (Russian President Dmitry Medvedev) promised that he would raise that, and he was very explicit also in public declarations after that."
11. Wide of news conference
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President:
"We have absolutely no concern whatsoever. Our technicians, together with technicians of the International Ski Federation, went and had a look there (Cypress Mountain). We had a good meeting this morning with the organising committee. There is no concern and there is no Plan B."
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge urged Russia on Monday to get tougher on drug cheats, voicing his concern at the high number of doping cases among Russian biathletes and cross-country skiers.
Just four days before the start of the Vancouver Games, Rogge said he had raised the matter in recent meetings with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian sports officials.
"I insisted on the need to have a strong action on doping, he (Russian President Dmitry Medvedev) promised that he would raise that, and he was very explicit also in public declarations after that," Rogge said.
Rogge said it was up to the World Anti-Doping Agency to monitor Russia''s record and compliance with drug rules.
More than half a dozen Russians have been suspended in the past year for using banned blood-boosting drugs.
"I understand that people are worried by the numbers, it''s legitimate to be worried," Rogge told reporters.
The Russians will be under tight scrutiny during the Vancouver Games, where the IOC is conducting a record two-thousand urine and blood tests - 800 more than in Turin four years ago.
Under a testing programme that began last Thursday, athletes are subject to surprise out-of-competition controls at any place and at any time.
Three top Russian biathletes, including five-time Olympic medallist Albina Akhatova and former world champion Yekaterina Iourieva, received two-year suspensions last year after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO.
Russian cross-country skiers Julia Chepalova, Yevgeny Dementiev, Nina Rysina and Natalia Matveeva were also banned for two years for using EPO.
Another cross-country skier, Alena Sidko, was dropped from Russia''s team for the Vancouver Olympics last month for the same offence.
She won a bronze medal in the individual sprint competition at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva was stripped of a silver medal after becoming the only athlete to test positive at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
After serving the ban, she is back with the Russian team for the Vancouver Games under her new married name of Olga Medvedtseva.
Under IOC rules adopted since the Turin Games, any athlete receiving a doping sanction of six months or more is automatically banned from subsequent Olympics.
On a separate issue, Rogge said he was not worried about the conditions at Cypress Mountain, where unseasonably warm weather has forced local organisers to truck in and fly in snow for the snowboard and freestyle skiing venue just north of Vancouver.
"We have absolutely no concern whatsoever," Rogge said, adding that International Ski Federation technicians were on top of the situation.
"There is no concern and there is no Plan B," he told reporters.
The venue has been almost bare in recent weeks, with mud at lower levels before contingency plans kicked into high gear in January.
On Monday, trucks and helicopters were still dumping snow onto the mountain in an effort to get venues ready for the games, which open on Friday.