Russia won’t be completely removed from competition at the Rio Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee has approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Olympics, about 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the Games tomorrow.
Originally, Russia had an entry list of 389 athletes.
The IOC asked international sports federations to decide for themselves which Russian athletes should be cleared to compete after a review of their doping records. That followed an investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency that detailed state-sponsored cheating in Russia.
The final decision on entries was up to a three-member IOC panel, which received advice from an independent sports arbitrator.