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IOC approves 250 Russians to participate in Olympics 2016
23:11, 27 July 2016
IOC approves 250 Russians to participate in Olympics 2016

Only part of athletes allowed at Olympics

23:11, 27 July 2016

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International sports federations approved the participation of 250 Russian athletes in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Interfax reports this referring to Russian Olympic Committee Head Alexander Zhukov.

The final number of the approved athletes is not reported. It is not known, in particular, whether these athletes had additional testing for doping, as required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The original application contained 387 Russian national team athletes in total.

Related: More than 100 Russian athletes suspended from Rio

Related: RFE\RL: Five Russian Olympic rowers banned from participation in Summer Olympics in Rio

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