Vladimir Putin has called on athletes and officials to play by anti-doping rules at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has urged Russian authorities to "settle all remaining issues" to ensure the country can send a full team to next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Russian President said the nation should "do everything possible to make sure that at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo all members of the national team, without any exceptions, would not be subjected to any form of restrictions".

Putin also claimed the country should "give no reasons whatsoever to all those who are using sports in pursuit of their political aims, acting against interests of Russia".

"All voiced requirements regarding the improvement of the anti-doping fight have been implemented and a constructive cooperation is in place with all relevant international organisations," Putin added, according to Russia's official state news agency TASS.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has warned Russia could miss Tokyo 2020 if the organisation finds data obtained from the Moscow Laboratory has been tampered with.

Russian authorities also have to allow reanalysis of samples required by WADA by June 30 or similar sanctions could be triggered.

Some 168 Russian athletes competed as part of a neutral team at the 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images
Some 168 Russian athletes competed as part of a neutral team at the 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images

WADA officials are assessing the data to check its authenticity, a process which is expected to take two to three months.

Russia remains banned from competing at International Association of Athletics Federations events as athletes from the country have to meet strict criteria to be allowed to participate as neutrals.

Russia was banned from last year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as punishment for the state-sponsored doping scandal.

But 168 athletes from the country still competed as part of a "neutral" Olympic Athletes from Russia team.

Two of the OAR delegation – curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and bobsledder Nadezhda Viktorovna Sergeeva – failed drugs tests during the Games.

The suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee was lifted just three days after the conclusion of Pyeongchang 2018, however.