All seven nominated Russian tennis players have been cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Sunday.
“The seven Russian tennis players who have been nominated to compete in Rio have been subject to a rigorous anti-doping testing programme outside Russia,’’ the ITF said in a statement.
“The ITF believes that this is sufficient for the seven Russian tennis players to meet the relevant requirement of today’s (Sunday’s) decision of the IOC Executive Board.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Sunday not to impose a blanket ban on Russia competing at the Rio Games.
IOC had thus left decisions on the participation of athletes to individual sports federations.
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