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IOC decisions on participation of Russian athletes in Rio Olympics

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-07-24 22:51

IOC decisions on participation of Russian athletes in Rio Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach gives a news conference after the Olympic Summit on doping in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 21, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

LAUSANNE - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Sunday against total ban of Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games in relation to allegations of state-organized doping.

1. The IOC will not accept any entry of any Russian athlete in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 unless such athlete can meet the conditions set out below.

2. Entry will be accepted by the IOC only if an athlete is able to provide evidence to the full satisfaction of his or her International Federation (IF) in relation to the following criteria:

- The IFs, when establishing their pool of eligible Russian athletes, to apply the World Anti-Doping Code and other principles agreed by the Olympic Summit (21 June 2016).

- The absence of a positive national anti-doping test cannot be considered sufficient by the IFs.

- The IFs should carry out an individual analysis of each athlete' s anti-doping record, taking into account only reliable adequate international tests, and the specificities of the athlete's sport and its rules, in order to ensure a level playing field.

- The IFs to examine the information contained in the IP Report, and for such purpose seek from WADA the names of athletes and National Federations (NFs) implicated. Nobody implicated, be it an athlete, an official, or an NF, may be accepted for entry or accreditation for the Olympic Games.

- The IFs will also have to apply their respective rules in relation to the sanctioning of entire NFs.

3. The ROC is not allowed to enter any athlete for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 who has ever been sanctioned for doping, even if he or she has served the sanction.

4. The IOC will accept an entry by the ROC only if the athlete's IF is satisfied that the evidence provided meets conditions 2 and 3 above and if it is upheld by an expert from the CAS list of arbitrators appointed by an ICAS Member, independent from any sports organization involved in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

5. The entry of any Russian athlete ultimately accepted by the IOC will be subject to a rigorous additional out-of-competition testing program in coordination with the relevant IF and WADA. Any non-availability for this program will lead to the immediate withdrawal of the accreditation by the IOC.


The IOC will not enter ("whistle-blower" Yuliya) Stepanova as a competitor in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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