January 19, 2018 / 7:31 PM / 7 months ago

IOC reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics to 389 from 500.

Russian athletes attend a meeting on the country's participation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in Moscow, Russia December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“As of today, the original pre-registration pool of 500 athletes has already been reduced by 111 by the Panel,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber and Polina Devitt; editing by Ralph Boulton

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