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No blanket ban on Russian athletes in Rio – IOC

The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they are clean/AFP

The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they are clean/AFP

GENEVA, Jul 24 – The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided not to hit Russia with a blanket for the Rio Games over state-run doping, but said each sports federation needed to establish an athlete’s individual eligibility.

Federations “should carry out an individual analysis of each athlete’s anti-doping record, taking into account only reliable adequate international tests, and the specificities of the athlete’s sport and its rules, in order to ensure a level playing field,” the IOC said in a statement.

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