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 "It could take up to a week to decide whether to ban Russia from 2016 Olympics", - IOC

International Olympic Committee will decide whether to ban Russia from the Rio 2016 Olympics next week.

Censor.NET reports citing AFP and the Associated Press.

A three-person International Olympic Committee panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The panel will consist of three executive board members: Turkey's Ugur Erdener, chairman of the IOC medical commission; Germany's Claudia Bokel, head of the athletes' commission; and Spain's Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., a vice president of the modern pentathlon federation.

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"This review board panel will look at every single decision, every single athlete, to make sure the IOC is happy with the decision that's been taken," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.

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Last week IOC board decided not to ban Russia's entire team from the games because of state-sponsored doping. Rejecting calls by more than a dozen anti-doping agencies for a complete ban on Russia, the IOC left it to the federations to vet which athletes could compete.
 
 
 
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