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Shooting: Russians cleared for Rio

Shooting: Russians cleared for Rio

LONDON (Reuters) – Russian shooters have been cleared to compete at next month’s Rio Olympics, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) said on Tuesday.

“The 18 Russian shooters who have been entered… to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are neither mentioned in the McLaren Report nor have they tested positive further to a doping control according to the information we possess,” a statement said.

“Further, all Russian athletes are being carefully monitored as part of ISSF’s intelligence based testing program. Therefore, the ISSF Executive Committee unanimously voted confirming that all 18 Russian athletes fulfill the criteria set by the IOC.”