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UWW Allows 16 Russian Wrestlers to Compete at Rio Olympics

16 of the 17 Russian wrestlers entered to compete at the Olympic Games are cleared to be considered for acceptance by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), according to the statement of United World Wrestling’s Special Commission.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — United World Wrestling’s Special Commission said Thursday it had recommended 16 out of 17 qualified Russian to be allowed to participate in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

The commission has sent its recommendations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"16 of the 17 Russian wrestlers entered to compete at the Olympic Games are cleared to be considered for acceptance by the IOC/CAS," the UWW said in a statement.

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