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Russians allowed to compete in Olympic archery

The international archery federation has approved the entry of three Russian archers for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after determining they have no links to doping.

Sport not implicated in WADA report

Russia's Inna Stepanova is one of three archers who will compete in the upcoming Olympics. (Dmitry Lovetsky/The Associated Press)

The international archery federation has approved the entry of three Russian archers for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after determining they have no links to doping.

World Archery made the announcement Monday, a day after the IOC decided against imposing a total ban on Russian athletes and authorized individual sports federations to decide on the entry of Russians on a case-by-case basis. It will submit its decision to the IOC.

The archery federation says it is satisfied that the three female Russian archers nominated for the games had been tested "extensively" and have never been sanctioned for doping. They are listed as Tuiana Dashidorzhieva, Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova. Archery was not implicated in the report last week by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, which accused Russia of covering up doping in 20 summer Olympic sports.

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