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Russian Olympic Committee head to meet IOC leadership - Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, has left Moscow for talks with the leadership of the International Olympic Committee, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

The IOC will meet on Tuesday to discuss Russia's ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

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