Olympic and world champion Cathy Freeman (pictured) has called on Australian Olympics athletes to move on from talk of drug cheats ahead of the Rio Olympics in August.

The call comes following the lifting of bans on 14 Russian and Georgian athletes on Friday and follows the lifting of the suspension of two time Olympic medallist Andrei Rybakov.

The furore has threatened to engulf the Rio games but the Sydney Olympic 400 metre champion says athletes need to put their trust in the bodies responsible for administering the games.