Russia called for the 2020 Olympics


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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has received an official invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Games in 2020 in Tokyo. This was reported on the website of the ROC.

According to the press service, the Committee will be able to form “a full Olympic team of Russia”, which will perform without any restrictions or additional conditions. In particular, athletes will be able to come to the Games under the Russian flag.

Also in the ROC noted that the restrictions will not affect the athletes who are familiar with the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) for participation in international competitions and able to pass the Olympic selection. “The number of Russian athletes that have such admission to date, has already exceeded 120 people and can still grow”, — stated in the message.

Before the Olympics 2018 ROC was disqualified by the findings of an investigation into doping in Russian sports. As a result, in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag was made by the team “Olympic athletes of Russia”. A number of athletes also received an invitation to the Games from the IOC was not able to compete. After the Olympics in South Korea, the status of the ROC has been restored.

In June it was reported that the doping scandal involving Russian diver Daniel Lysenko may affect the participation of the Russian team in the Olympics in 2020. The athlete provided false documents showing that he was sick during doping tests. Later, the head of the ROC Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that it will not cause full removal of the team from participation in the Games. He noted that we can talk about individual responsibility, not collective.

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