The international sports Federation approved the participation of more than 250 Russian athletes at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This was stated by the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, reports “Interfax”.
“Today, the international Federation has approved more than 250 Russian athletes in various sports”, — he told on air of TV channel “Russia-24” (quote from the Agency).
Head OKR has reminded that some sports organizations have approved the application for participation of the Russian athletes as a whole, other allowed the Russians to the Games part. According to Zhukov, the full application was approved regarding the water Polo team (12 people) and volleyball team (24 people).
Against me before the transmission was just calling our wrestlers, our application was approved. It all together — women’s, Greco-Roman and freestyle,” added the President of the ROC.
On 24 July the international Olympic Committee decided not to suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro after a doping scandal. The right to allow certain athletes to the Games, the IOC gave the international sports federations.