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Special Panel to Decide Eligibility of Russian Olympic Athletes

The International Olympic Committee has established a special three-member panel to decide which Russian athletes will be permitted to compete in the Summer Olympics, which open August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC's executive board announced the move Saturday in its final regular meeting before opening ceremonies. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the panel would rule on the eligibility of Russian athletes cleared of doping accusations by individual sports federations and approved by...

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