Olympics: IOC panel to choose final Russia team for Rio

A three-member International Olympic Committee panel will choose the final Russian team for the Rio Olympics from a list sent by sports federations, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Saturday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 31, 2016, 05:51 AM IST
Olympics: IOC panel to choose final Russia team for Rio

Rio de Janeiro: A three-member International Olympic Committee panel will choose the final Russian team for the Rio Olympics from a list sent by sports federations, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Saturday.

Ugur Erdener, president of World Archery and head of the IOC medical and scientific commission, Claudia Bockel of the IOC athletes commission, and Spanish IOC member Juan Antonio Samaranch, will make the "final decision," Adams told a press conference.

He said the decision would be made before the Rio Olympics start on Friday.