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Swimming's governing body FINA bans seven Russians from participating at Rio Olympics

FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday`s IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio.

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 21:05
Swimming's governing body FINA bans seven Russians from participating at Rio Olympics

Paris: Swimming`s world governing body on Monday banned seven Russians from competing at next month`s Rio Olympics in the fall-out from Russia`s state-run doping.

FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday`s IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio, instead leaving it up to each sports federation to decide whether to accept Russians.

Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both 4x100m freestyle bronze-medal winners with the Russian team at the 2012 Olympics, and Yulia Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, were among the seven banned.

AFP
First Published: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 21:05

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