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Rio Olympics 2016, Archery: Russian team cleared for Games

The three-member archery team has been cleared to participate at Rio Olympics 2016 by the World Archery Federation.

Members of Russia's Olympic team arrive at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Members of Russia's Olympic team arrive at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

REUTERS - Russia's three-member archery team for next month's Rio Olympic 2016, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, was cleared to take part by the World Archery Federation (WA) on Monday after the IOC opted against a blanket ban on the country for state-sponsored doping.

WA said Russia's Tuiana Dashidorzhieva, Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova, who formed the women's recurve team that won the world championships last year, met the requirements set down to guarantee their participation at the Rio Games starting on Aug. 5.

In the light of the findings of the McLaren report, the WA also expressed support for the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) "courageous decision" against imposing a blanket ban on Russia, which it felt would have been unfair to clean Russian athletes.

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