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Russian athletes must be individually evaluated to determine Olympic eligibility - IOC


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Bach also said that, for its part, the Russian Olympic Committee has fulfilled all the demands put forward by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the country's athletes to return to competition.
Athletes who are evaluated will have to prove they are clean by means of "international tests, or tests supervised and approved by international authorities..." he said.

He stressed that any "tainted" laboratory tests would not be accepted.

Along with athletes, Bach said that others involved in the doping scandal will also be banned, including coaches, doctors and officials.

Those who are deemed clean will be able to compete under the Russian flag at the Rio Olympics this summer. 
The IOC still upheld a previous ruling by the IAAF for a blanket ban on track and field athletes from Russia, noting that the IOC cannot declare athletes technically illegible for the Games.

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