IOC considers Russia’s total ban from Rio Olympic Games

FRANCK ROBICHON

A file picture dated 08 August 2008 of the Russian Olympic team during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, known as Bird's Nest, Beijing, China. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) meets on 17 June 2016 in Vienna, Austria, to decide whether Russian athletes will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

IOC considers Russia’s total ban from Rio Olympic Games


Russia faces a blanket ban from the Rio Olympic Games this summer, The Sunday Times reported.

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee will hold a summit in Lausanne to decide whether to follow on the footsteps of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

IAAF’s decision on Friday was greeted by President by Vladimir V. Putin as “unjust, of course.” The President argued that Russia is taking every step to strengthen antidoping controls and thought the ban unjust, th...


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