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Switzerland: IOC to announce Russia's Olympic fate in Lausanne00:52

Switzerland: IOC to announce Russia's Olympic fate in Lausanne

Switzerland, Lausanne
July 24, 2016 at 10:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is due to announce whether Russia is allowed to compete at the Rio Olympic Games, in Lausanne later on Sunday.

A possible blanket ban is on the table, as is giving the power to individual Olympic sports federations to decide on a case-by-case basis. In the event of a full ban, Russian athletes may be able to compete in Rio as neutrals. A statement is expected before mid-afternoon local time.

Russia's track and field athletes have already received a ban from the summer Olympics by the International Association of Athletics Federations, following allegations by the World Anti-Doping Agency of state-organised doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld that decision on Thursday following an appeal by Russia.

Switzerland: IOC to announce Russia's Olympic fate in Lausanne00:52
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is due to announce whether Russia is allowed to compete at the Rio Olympic Games, in Lausanne later on Sunday.

A possible blanket ban is on the table, as is giving the power to individual Olympic sports federations to decide on a case-by-case basis. In the event of a full ban, Russian athletes may be able to compete in Rio as neutrals. A statement is expected before mid-afternoon local time.

Russia's track and field athletes have already received a ban from the summer Olympics by the International Association of Athletics Federations, following allegations by the World Anti-Doping Agency of state-organised doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld that decision on Thursday following an appeal by Russia.

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