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Russian Olympic team has 13 athletes with doping history - R-Sport cites ROC head

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov arrives for a news conference following a meeting of the executive board of Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow, Russia July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov arrives for a news conference following a meeting of the executive board of Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow, Russia July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic team has 13 sportspeople with a history of doping, R-Sport news agency quoted Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov as saying on Monday.

Zhukov said earlier on Monday that he knew of eight such athletes in Russia's national team.

(Reporting by Jason Bush; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)

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