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Russian Athletes in Limbo With IOC Decision for Rio’s Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than fifteen days to go, Russian athletes are still unsure if they will be able to compete in Rio after the International Olympic Committee announced on Sunday, July 24th, that it would leave it up to each individual sports federation to decide whether or not to allow Russian athletes to compete.

"This situation really hinders our preparation,” the coordinator of the Russian swimming team, Sergey Jilkin Junior was quoted as saying by daily Estado de S. Paulo.

Jilkin is part of a group of ten people, including coaches . . .

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