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TOKYO, July 25. /TASS/. The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) thinks that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow the Russian national team to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is positive, JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda said on Monday.
"The decision is positive because it opens the way to the Olympics for those athletes whose non-involvement (in doping) can be proved by international federations," he said.
Head of the Japan Sports Agency Daichi Suzuki said that IOC "respects individual rights of athletes."
On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a meeting of its executive board to discuss possible blanket ban of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics. The IOC executive committee decided not to ban the Russian team. Individual decision on Russian athletes will be taken by relevant international federations. Apart from that, the IOC ruled than no Russian athlete who has ever been sanctioned for doping will be allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics, even if he or she has served the sanction.
The 31st Summer Olympic Games will be held in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro from August 5 through 21, 2016.