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All 11 Russian judokas approved to compete in Rio

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The International Judo Federation says it has approved Russia's judo team to compete at the Olympics.


Federations are required to examine the drug-testing history of Russian Olympic athletes, and to check if they were implicated in the alleged doping cover-up involving government officials.


The IJF says that it "continues to support the participation of all Russian athletes qualified for the Rio Olympic Games" and that they were all "tested a number of times" ahead of the Olympics.


The list of 11 Russian athletes approved by the IJF must now be submitted to an arbitrator from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


The IJF is widely seen as close to Russia on sports policy issues. Its honorary president is Russian President Vladimir Putin.






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