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 IOC to ban entire Russian team from competing at Rio Olympics today, - The Daily Mail

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce the decision today, July 24, after an emergency meeting.

The IOC is set to ban the whole Russian team of 387 athletes from competing at the Olympics in Rio, Censor.NET reports citing The Daily Mail.

According to the newspaper, the IOC will make the statement after an emergency meeting of the IOC Executive Board on Sunday, July 24. The Board will examine the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which upheld the dismissal of Russia's Olympic team from the Rio Games.

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However, IOC president Thomas Bach also wants to give consideration to the rights of individual sportsmen and women.

As well as excluding Russian athletes from the forthcoming Games, some senior IOC figures are also advocating a ban for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the article reads.

2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21.
 
 
 
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