The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are just 10 days away and the drama concerning the doping scandal that primarily involves the Russians has been resolved, according to the Washington Post.
“The Russian flag will be flying at the Summer Olympics, after all, as the International Olympic Committee decided Sunday that athletes from the nation mired in an ongoing drug scandal will be allowed to compete on the sporting world’s largest stage next month in Rio de Janeiro,” wrote Rick Maese of the Post. “Less than two weeks before the start of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee ruled against barring Russia from the Summer Olympics but did approve measures that could reduce the number of Russian athletes participating. Members of the executive board met on a conference call Sunday and granted authority to the 28 individual federations that govern each sport to rule on which Russian athletes should be permitted to compete in their respective disciplines.”
While that could curtail Russia’s participation in the Rio Olympics, it means the exact number of Russian athletes and medal hopefuls representing the nation could remain in flux until days before the opening ceremony, which is scheduled for Aug. 5.
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