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Russia: Olympic Committee to find out if Russian team goes to Rio this week02:30

Russia: Olympic Committee to find out if Russian team goes to Rio this week

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 20, 2016 at 14:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov confirmed in Moscow on Wednesday that the committee is continuing to work "on a list of athletes for our team" to be sent to the Rio Games, despite the fact that the Olympics start in two weeks and the country is still suspended from international competitions. Currently the list includes "386 sportspeople from 50 regions of our country in 30 sports, including 68 representatives of track and field".

The committee made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Geneva after the IAAF banned Russia from competing in the Rio Olympics after a report by the World Anti-Doping agency claimed to uncover evidence of state-sponsorted doping.

The Russian Olympic Committee, alongside 68 athletes, submitted the appeal so 'clean' sportspeople could take part in the Olympics under the Russian flag.

The court will give its verdict on Thursday, and "the issue will finally be resolved at the end of the week, most likely on Sunday", said Zhukov.

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Head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov confirmed in Moscow on Wednesday that the committee is continuing to work "on a list of athletes for our team" to be sent to the Rio Games, despite the fact that the Olympics start in two weeks and the country is still suspended from international competitions. Currently the list includes "386 sportspeople from 50 regions of our country in 30 sports, including 68 representatives of track and field".

The committee made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Geneva after the IAAF banned Russia from competing in the Rio Olympics after a report by the World Anti-Doping agency claimed to uncover evidence of state-sponsorted doping.

The Russian Olympic Committee, alongside 68 athletes, submitted the appeal so 'clean' sportspeople could take part in the Olympics under the Russian flag.

The court will give its verdict on Thursday, and "the issue will finally be resolved at the end of the week, most likely on Sunday", said Zhukov.

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