Russian Olympic team departs from Moscow ahead of Rio 2016

The Russian Olympic team departed from the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Thursday, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The list of athletes set to compete in Rio is yet to be confirmed following the consultation with the various international sports federations.

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.

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