Russian Olympic team departs from Moscow ahead of Rio 2016
The Russian Olympic team is due to depart from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Thursday, July 28, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The list of athletes set to compete in Rio is yet to be confirmed following consultation with all the various international sports federations, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said on Tuesday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sunday that there will be no blanket ban on Russian athletes who wish to compete at the Rio Olympic Games. However, the Russian athletes will have to meet strict criteria laid down by the IOC on an individual, case by case basis. These criteria include the stipulation that any Russian athlete who has previously been banned for doping will not be eligible to compete in the Rio Olympics.