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Putin to meet Russia's Olympic team on Wednesday - agencies

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during his joint press conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (not pictured) at Kultar ...

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during his joint press conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (not pictured) at Kultaranta summer residence in Naantali, Finland July 1, 2016. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari/via REUTERS/Files
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during his joint press conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (not pictured) at Kultaranta summer residence in Naantali, Finland July 1, 2016. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari/via REUTERS/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will meet Russia's Olympic team on Wednesday before they head off to the games in Rio, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday.

The meeting had originally been planned for July 22, but was postponed amid a widening doping scandal which saw Russian track-and-field athletes banned from the games along with sportspeople from other disciplines.

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov and Valdimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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