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Russia’s jumper Klishina to take part in 2016 Rio, IOC decision on her unnecessary — IAAF

August 04, 17:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Earlier, CAS confirmed Klishina will be competing as a representative of the Russian Federation at the Rio Olympics
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Daria Klishina

Daria Klishina

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MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. Russia's long jumper Daria Klishina will be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil and no further decision in regard to the athlete is necessary on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said in its statement addressed to TASS on Thursday.

"There is no IOC decision to be taken," the statement said. "In the CAS [Court of Arbitration for Sport] statement (21 July) which dismissed appeals by ROC [Russian Olympic Committee] and their athletes, CAS confirmed she will be competing as a representative of the Russian Federation at the Rio Olympics."

The IAAF announced in late June that it had amended the organization’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments.

The world’s governing body of athletics, however, emphasized that Russians, admitted to competitions on an individual basis, would be unable to perform as part of the national team and would participate only under a neutral flag.

Last month, IAAF’s anti-doping department rejected personal applications from all Russian track and field athletes to participate in international competitions, including the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, except for long jumper, Darya Klishina.

Later in July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned down an appeal from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 national athletes filed against IAAF, thus closing the doors on Russian field and track athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

IOC President Thomas Bach announced in late July that Russian athletes, with the exception of track and field competitors, were allowed to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics based on individual approval of each respective international sports federation or association.

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