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IAAF criteria allows only two Russian athletes at Olympics

 Agencies |  2016-07-04 23:35:41.0  |  Moscow

“According to the current criteria of IAAF of June 17, only two Russian athletes have chances to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” she said. “IAAF now will consider applications from athletes. If CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne) satisfies our application, the norm will be cancelled and the athletes will be allowed to the Games.” 

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) may review the decision of June 17 if CAS satisfies application from the Russian Olympic Committee (OCR), Brilliantova said.

“IAAF has guaranteed, depending on CAS decision on the application from OCR protecting the Russian athletes, who want to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they will review the decision,” she said. On June 21, head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that all Russian athletes, who will enter the Olympic competition in Brazil, will be allowed to participate under the national flag since they are representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which is a full-fledged member of the IOC. 

“When it comes to the Olympic Games, all athletes then are part of the team of the Russian Olympic Committee,” the IOC president said. 

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