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All 11 Russian Boxers Cleared to Compete in Rio Games

  • Reuters

A boxer warms up in a training area in Riocentro ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi on August 3, 2016.

A boxer warms up in a training area in Riocentro ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi on August 3, 2016.

All 11 Russian boxers who qualified for the Rio Olympics have been given the all clear to compete at the Games, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said on Thursday.

"AIBA has carried out an individual analysis of the anti-doping record of each of the 11 Russian boxers qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games..." AIBA said in a statement.

"That process is now complete and confirmation has been received from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Review Panel that the following 11 Russian boxers are eligible to compete at Rio 2016."

The IOC opted not to ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics after revelations of a wide state-backed doping programme across many sports.

Instead the Games' ruling body directed sports federations to allow Russian athletes to compete if they met a set of criteria, including a clean doping past and sufficient testing at international events.

The IOC announced on Saturday that a three-member panel would review the decisions by the individual sports federations over the eligibility of Russian athletes.

In the men's boxing competition, Vasilii Egorov (49kg), Misha Aloian (52kg), Vladimir Nikitin (56kg), Adlan Abdurashidov (60kg), Vitaly Dunaytsev (64kg), Andrey Zamkovoy (69kg), Artem Chebotarev (75kg), Petr Khamukov (81kg) and Evgeny Tishchenko (91kg) were cleared to compete.

The two Russian women boxers who will compete at Rio are Anastassiia Beliakova (60kg) and Iaroslava Iakushina (75kg).

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