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IOC Approves 271 Russian Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics, 118 Banned

The International Olympic Committee has approved 271 Russian athletes to compete in the Summer Games opening Friday in Rio de Janeiro, after a state-approved doping scandal put Russian participation in this year's games in doubt. The IOC announced its decision Thursday night, less than 24 hours before the Olympic flame is lit, signifying the games are officially open. "I think there is no other team that is so clean and carefully controlled as the Russian one," Russian...

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