Athletics New Zealand is calling on the International Olympic Committee not to offer a dispensation for Russian athletes and allow them to compete at the Rio Games.
The international governing body for athletics, the IAAF, has upheld an international competition, ban which will rule Russian track and field athletes out of the Games unless the IOC offers a dispensation.
The IOC executive board is due to meet next week where a decision on any dispensation would be made.
However Athletics New Zealand chief executive Linda Hamersley said any dispensation would be a mistake.
"The IAAF have set the standard now and I would like to think that the clear message to any other country and unclean athletes (is) you can't get away with it," Hamersley said.
"So I would like the IOC to uphold the IAAF decision."
Hamersley said the banning of Russian athletes was unlikely to have much of an impact on New Zealand's medal chances in track and field, but it was the wider implications that were important.
"It's not huge from a results perspective (for New Zealand athletes) but it is huge from a confidence perspective that our athletes go in there now knowing that they're clean and they are doing the right thing and they'll be competing in a more even playing field," Hamersley said.