The International Olympic Committee announced a decision regarding the admission of the Russian team to the Olympic Games in Rio.
According to the release published by the IOC, those Russian athletes who in the past have had problems with doping will not be able to go to the Games in Brazil. The head of the organization, Thomas Bach, said it was necessary to give “clean” athletes a chance to participate in the Olympics. In this case, the final decision on the admission of specific Olympians to the games will be made by international sports federations. Given that the Olympics will start on August 5, it is not yet clear how the process of accreditation of athletes to the Games will take place.