Russians shooters cleared for Rio 2016 Olympics: International Shooting Federation

The 18 Russian shooters who have been entered to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are not mentioned in the McLaren Report.

By: Reuters | London | Published: July 26, 2016 6:54 pm
International Shooting federation, International Shooting Federation Rio 2016 Olympics, Russian shooters Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics shooting, Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio, Olympics, Shooting The ISSF Executive Committee unanimously voted confirming that all 18 Russian athletes fulfil the criteria set by the IOC. (Source: 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 fulfil the criteria set by the IOC.”

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