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MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russia’s team will be certainly represented at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Alexander Zhukov, told reporters on Wednesday.
"No doubt, our team will be represented. We hope that our athletes will perform successfully at the Olympics in Rio," Zhukov said.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is actively working with Russia’s federation and a new committee has been set up that cooperates with the IAAF, he said.
"Most likely, the IAAF council will be convened in June and the final decision will be made on restoring our federation. The possibility of participation of our athletes in Rio will depend on this," Zhukov said.
"I think that the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) and the newly created committee actively work with the international federation and the demands that were made are being met. I think that these working contacts should produce a positive result," he said.
Russia’s sports was in the center of doping-related scandals since the fall of 2014. Following a series of high-profile doping scandals involving the ARAF last year, the IAAF suspended the Russian federation’s membership in the global governing body of athletics and put forward six criteria, which ARAF must implement to restore its membership.
Experts say it is highly possible that Russian national athletics teams will be suspended from the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil this year following the findings from the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Last month, Russian sports was hit by a new case in a chain of doping-related scandals after some of the country’s athletes tested positive for banned substance meldonium.