Doping scandal in Rio: 119 Russians athletes are banned from the Olympic

Doping scandal in Rio: 119 Russians athletes are banned from the Olympic

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At least 119 Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as of the most recent update Monday night.

That tally includes the country’s entire weightlifting team, all but one member of the track and field team, and some athletes in other sports as well.

Russian Olympics team

Members of the boxing team still await their fates, which will be delivered on a case-by-case basis.

20 of the banned athletes are seeking reinstatement, and their fates will be decided no later than Friday by a three-person panel from the International Olympic Committee.

International Olympic Committee

The other sports affected include swimming, canoeing, cycling, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing and wrestling.

The only track and field athlete who will be allowed to compete is Darya Klishina, a long jumper who was able to prove she has been adequately tested separately from Russia’s corrupt system.

Darya Klishina

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