The International Olympic Committee has decided not to exclude team Russia from the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Decisions pertaining to the admission of each Russian athlete to the Olympic Games will be made by corresponding sports federations, the IOC ruled as a result of the meeting in Lausanne.
The latest move does not apply to Russian track-and-field athletes, as the IAAF deprived the All-Russian Athletics Federation of its membership, having thus excluded all Russian track-and-field athletes from international tournaments. Only one Russian track-and-field athlete, long jumper Darya Klishina, will be allowed to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.
All Russian athletes, who were found guilty of using doping, will be barred from the Summer Olympic Games as well, the IOC said.
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