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    Russian Olympics Delegation to Top 700 Members - Olympic Committee Chief

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    The total number of Russian delegates at the Summer Olympics in Rio will exceed 700 people, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The ROC Executive Committee approved a 387-member national team representing 30 sports earlier in the day. Final Greco-Roman wrestling membership is scheduled to be determined on Friday.

    "The overall composition of the delegation will be more than 700 people. Today we approved the makeup of our team, including track and field athletes," Zhukov told reporters, underscoring the importance of including 68 athletes in the list.

    He added that he expected the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to issue its ruling in the Russian athletes’ appeal against the international federation on Thursday.

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