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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has not yet announced its decision on Russia's admission to the 2016 Rio Games, its director of media and communications Craig Spence has said.

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Any media report claiming that Russian Paralympic athletes will be banned from competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is "pure speculation", the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Saturday.

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Over 200 Russian athletes have been tested for doping at the Olympics here, the head of the Russian Olympic delegation, Igor Kazikov said on Saturday.

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Russia's two-time Olympic pole-vaulting champion Elena Isinbayeva has claimed that she will not give up training as long as there is any chance that she can take part in the Rio Olympics.

In November 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused Russia of violating anti-doping rules and recommended that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the sports governing body, eliminate all Russian athletes from participating in all contests under its aegis, including the Olympic Games.

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Russia's legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic champion, has said she is likely to run for the presidency of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).

"It is certainly still early to speak about such an issue as me in-charge of ARAF," Isinbayeva said on Friday, reports Tass. "However, I do think about running for the post."

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will abide by the recently passed ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against punishing already-sanctioned Russian athletes twice over anti-doping violations.

"We are naturally disappointed that the Court of Arbitration for Sport considered our measures against doped athletes too tough. We of course accept their judgement," an statement from IOC said on Friday, reports Tass.

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Eight more Russian athletes were allowed to take part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday bringing the total number to 279.

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