The IOC has reserved the final decision on the admission of Russian athletes in Rio


The final decision on the admission of Russian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will receive a special Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the IOC Mark Adams.

IOC commissions composed of three people recheck all the lists submitted by the international federations.

“RIA Novosti” with reference to Adams clarifies that the Commission includes IOC member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., head of the IOC medical Commission Dr. Ugur and the Chairman of the athletes Commission Claudia Bokel.

“This Commission will examine the case of each athlete to ensure that the IOC is satisfied with every decision. It is not about the decision to suspend the entire team, this applies to individual athletes. The Commission will decide whether to accept or reject the final recommendation of the independent arbitrator, the CAS (court of arbitration for Sport. —). The decision will be made in each separate case” — leads the Agency of his word.

Adams added that the Commission will make decisions on the basis of recommendations of the CAS only in relation to those athletes who were admitted to the Games and international federations. “The Commission will focus on the fact that none made by the federations of the athletes was not mentioned in the report of Richard McLaren. All decisions will be made prior to the start of the Games — August 5,” promised Adams (quoted by TASS).

On 24 July, the IOC decided not to disqualify the entire Russian team from the Games, but left the last word to international federations for individual sports. The solution is not for the Russian athletes. Earlier, the IAAF stripped the all-Russian athletics Federation membership, and thus all Russian athletes were suspended from participation in international tournaments. For the Olympics in Rio IAAF made only a long jumper. Daria Klishina who trains in the United States. She was allowed to act as a neutral athlete.