November 16, 2015 / 5:39 PM / in 2 years

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

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.

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

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Dominic Evans

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