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The Telegraph: Russia Olympics team could be cut to 40 amid IOC backlash
09:01, 26 July 2016
The Telegraph: Russia Olympics team could be cut to 40 amid IOC backlash

Up to 90 per cent of Russia’s team for the Olympics could still be banned from next month’s Games

09:01, 26 July 2016

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Up to 90 per cent of Russia’s team for the Olympics could still be banned from next month’s Games, despite the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to expel the entire country from the event.

Telegraph Sport has learnt that the IOC is expecting the majority of the rogue nation’s athletes to fail to meet the eligibility criteria laid down after the decision of its executive board not to issue a blanket ban on them competing at Rio 2016.

The IOC was standing by that decision on Monday in the face of a furious backlash from across the world of sport, with president Thomas Bach remaining adamant it had struck the right balance between safeguarding the integrity of the Games and respecting due process in response to an independent report which found Russia guilty of state-sponsored doping on a staggering scale.

Read the full article here.

Related: WADA does not agree to let Russia take part in Olympics 2016

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