Russian Olympic chief rules out Rio boycott

By REUTERS
July 20, 2016 16:33

 
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Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov said on Wednesday Russia was categorically against boycotting the Rio Games and to do so would cause a split in the Olympic movement.

Zhukov said the majority of international sporting federations supported Russian athletes participating in the Games and comments by US officials calling for a blanket doping ban were aimed at pressuring the International Olympic Committee.

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