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The IOC officially invited Russia to the Olympics in Tokyo. Athletes will be able to perform under the Russian flag

The athletes were removed from all restrictions imposed at the Games in Pkhenchkhane.

The Olympic Committee of Russia (ROC) received an official invitation from the International Olympic Committee to the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo. This means that in August 2020, Russian athletes will perform in the Japanese capital under the national flag and without any restrictions, according to the ROC website.

Separately, OCD mentioned track and field athletes who, in 2015, started a doping scandal in the All-Russian Athletics Federation. Athletes who have the official admission of the International Association of Athletics Federations to participate in international competitions can pass the Olympic selection.

The number of Russian athletes with such a permit to date has already exceeded 120 people and may still increase.statement of the Russian Olympic Committee

On February 28, 2018, the IOC reinstated the membership of OCD, temporarily disqualified in December 2017 due to a doping scandal. In 2018, at the winter Olympics in Pkhenchkhane, Russian athletes performed under a neutral flag. Officially, the team was called “Olympic athletes from Russia.”

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