UWW Begins Validation Process of Russian Wrestlers Qualified for Rio 2016

© AP Photo / David J. PhillipRussian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (File)
Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (File) - Sputnik International
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The UWW President Nenad Lalovic said that the organisation has started the validation process for the Russian wrestlers qualified to participate in the Rio Games 2016 following the International Olympic Committee decision.

The Olympics rings are seen on a fence in front of the Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United World Wrestling (UWW) has started the validation process for the Russian wrestlers qualified to participate in the Rio Games 2016 following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision, the UWW President Nenad Lalovic said Tuesday.

On Sunday, the IOC announced its decision to ban all Russian athletes with a record of doping violations from participating in 2016 Rio Olympic Games, while leaving it up to the respective international federations to decide whether individual Russian athletes should be allowed to compete at the Games.

"In keeping with the IOC’s decision, United World Wrestling has initiated a process to validate each of the Russian wrestlers qualified for the Rio 2016 Games. We already know that WADA-accredited laboratories outside of Russia have tested each Russian wrestler submitted for competition at the Games," Lalovic said in a statement.

It has been reported earlier that President of the Russian Wrestling Federation Mikhail Mamiashvili believes that UWW will allow Russian wrestlers to participate in the Rio Olympics.

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