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Is Russia qualified to bid for 2028 Olympics despite doping scandal that barred athletes from Rio?


Russia is considering bidding for the 2028 Olympic Games despite the doping scandal that banned some of its atheletes from competing in Rio de Janeiro last summer.

The head of the Russian Olympic Committee confirmed that three cities were under consideration ahead of the start of the bidding process in 2019.

Moscow was the last Russian host of the Games in 1980 and ROC chief Alexander Zhukov said a bid for 2028 was “completely possible”.

“It’s hard to say now, but why not? I think it’s completely possible to try,” Zhukov told news agency RIA Novosti. “It’s not just St. Petersburg, we also have Kazan which is a possibility. It’s also possible in Sochi.”

The International Olympic Committee is yet to decide on its host for the 2024 Olympics – Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris are the three remaining contenders ahead of the vote in September – but Casablanca, Buenos Aires and Milan have all expressed interest in the following Games.

In light of the World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McClaren’s report over alleged doping by Russian athletes 111 participants were barred, including the entire weightlifting team and all bar one of the track and field squad.

SOURCE: Evening Standard

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