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Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko ready to drop plans for Rio 2016 Olympics visit

IOC said it will not grant Olympic accreditation to any Russian official implicated in a doping report and would explore legal options to ban Russia .

By: Reuters | Moscow |
July 19, 2016 11:52:32 pm

Vitaly Mutko

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday he was ready to cancel plans to visit the Rio Olympic Games in August, TASS news agency reported on Tuesday.

His commend were aired after the International Olympic Committee said it will not grant Olympic accreditation to any Russian official implicated in a doping report and would “explore legal options” to ban Russia from the games .

“For me, the main thing is that our team attends the Olympic Games,” Mutko was quoted as saying.

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