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Russian athletes have only 1 percent chance of going to Rio - TASS cites minister
July 23, 2016 / 3:27 PM / in a year

Russian athletes have only 1 percent chance of going to Rio - TASS cites minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There is just a one percent probability that the International Olympic Committee will allow Russian track-and-field athletes to take part in the Rio Olympics, TASS news agency quoted Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Saturday.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected on Thursday Russia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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