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More than Two-Thirds of Russia’s Olympic Athletes Ruled Eligible to Compete Despite Doping Scandal

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 4.19.04 PM Despite the uncovering of a massive state-sponsored doping program, only 118 of Russia’s 389 Olympic athletes will not be allowed to compete in Rio.

The eligibility of Russian Olympians was determined on a case-by-case basis, following an earlier ruling from the International Olympic Committee, which opted not to ban the entire Russian team.

“The IOC would accept entries by the (Russian Olympic Committee) only if a number of very strict conditions were met,” The IOC said in a statement. Athletes with a prior doping violation were among those not eligible to compete.

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