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Special commission to approve Russian athletes for Rio 2016, - IOC
11:19, 1 August 2016
Special commission to approve Russian athletes for Rio 2016, - IOC

The group will decide whether each of 250 potentially eligible athletes will be allowed to participate

11:19, 1 August 2016

gazprom.ru

According to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, no athlete will be approved without respective decision of the special commission. The authority, which consists of three IOC members, was created in Rio on July 30 (Radio Liberty).

July 24, the IOC decided to allow Russian athletes to participate under certain conditions; WADA and several more anti-doping agencies across the globe protested, pointing at the state-run program of doping use in Russia.    

117 of 387 participants that were initially selected by Russia for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio are already dropped, as their blood tests came up positive for doping.   

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