IOC decide on Russian participation in Rio 2016

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The IOC Executive Board (EB) has yesterday further studied the question of the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio 2016. In its deliberations, the IOC EB was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport.

The study included the discussion of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s Independent Person (IP) Report by Prof. Richard McLaren; the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 21 July 2016 concerning the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF); as well as the Olympic Charter and the World Anti-Doping Code.

Read more on this in the source site, after the first two paragraphs. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Olympic.org. Image above is of the Russian champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.

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