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MOSCOW, July 26 /TASS/. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has allowed Russian badminton players to participate in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, the press service of the National Badminton Federation of Russia said.
"The National Badminton Federation of Russia has received a letter from BWF Secretary-General Thomas Lund who said that the BWF had sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee confirming the participation of all Russian athletes selected for the Olympics in the 2016 Olympic Games," the National Badminton Federation of Russia said.
In his letter, Mr Lund said that all the four Russian badminton players - Vladimir Malkov (men’s singles); Natalya Perminova (women’s singles); Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov (men’s doubles); as well as the first reserve Vitaly Durkin and Nina Vislova (mixed) had received the WBF confirmation and would be taken into account in the drawing procedure. The WBF is waiting for the final confirmation from the IOC special commission.
"I would like to thank BWF President Poul-Erik H·yer and Secretary-General Thomas Lund for a fair solution and for the help they are giving to us at this difficult moment," Andrei Antropov, the president of the National Badminton Federation of Russia, said.
"The entire team is impatient and excited to see the process over in order to get back to a normal psychological regime in the very last stage of the selection, which turned out to be so hard for the whole team," Antropov said.
The IOC Executive Committee did not debar the Russian national squad from the Rio 2016 Olympics at its meeting last Sunday. The IOC decided that it was up to international sport federations to make the final decision on Russians’ participation in the Games.