Bach Won't 'Speculate' on Chances of Russians Going to Rio

June 3, 2016 3:42 PM

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC President Thomas Bach refused to be drawn on whether it could allow some Russian athletes in the Rio de Janeiro Games even if the country's track and field team remains banned over state-sponsored doping allegations.

The International Olympic Committee has scheduled a summit of sports leaders on June 21 to harmonize policy on eligibility for the games. The meeting will come four days after the IAAF decides whether to maintain or lift its suspension of Russia's track and field athletes from global competition.

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