Russia will not boycott Rio Olympics over doping ban: RIA cites Olympic chief

Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:36pm EST
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not boycott the Rio Olympics after being suspended from the International Association of Athletics Federations over a doping scandal, RIA news agency cited Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov as saying on Monday.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Alexander Zhukov, head of the 2022 Evaluation Commission for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks during a closing ceremony at the end of the IOC's visit to inspect Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid in Beijing, Saturday, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool