Russia to compete in most Rio events : Russian Olympic chief

Thu Aug 4, 2016 3:23pm EDT
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Russia will compete in the majority of sports at the Rio Olympics with 271 competitors taking part, Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov told a news conference in the host city on Thursday.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov attends a news conference ahead of Russian Olympic team departure to Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, July 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov