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Russian chief says clean athletes to appeal IAAF blanket ban

21 Jun 2016, 17:54 IST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Clean Russian track and field athletes will appeal their Olympic ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, said Russian Olympic chief Aleksander Zhukov on Tuesday, adding their ban was also legally "indefensible".

Zhukov was speaking at the IOC summit examining further steps to secure only clean athletes compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in less than two months' time.

Russia's athletics team cannot compete in Rio after the IAAF last week upheld a suspension imposed last year.

(Editing by: Ossian Shine)

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