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Russian Olympic chief: IOC ruling one of hardest in history

Unidentified members of Russia's Olympic team carry their belongings outside the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early morning, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Unidentified members of Russia's Olympic team carry their belongings outside the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early morning, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov said on Sunday a ruling by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to impose a blanket ban on Russia was on of the hardest decisions in the history of the Olympic movement.

Zhukov said the decision by the IOC's ruling 15-member executive board was taken unanimously. The Rio Olympics begin on Aug. 5.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; writing by Jack Stubbs; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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