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Olympics: 271 Russians to compete in Rio – IOC

Latest Update: August 5, 2016 | 374 Views
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Rio Di Janerio: The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that 271 Russian athletes will take part in the Rio Games after eliminating 118 suspect competitors in a major doping review.

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Russia has been at the centre of an Olympic controversy since a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation accused the Russian government of staging widespread doping.

The IOC said “271 athletes will form the team entered by the Russian National Olympic Committee (ROC) from the original entry list of 389 athletes.”

AFP