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Sports court to rule on Russian athletes competing at Rio by July 21

Athletics’ governing body the IAAF and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) have agreed to let the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rule on whether Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, CAS said Monday.

“ROC, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and 68 Russian athletes have concluded a specific arbitration agreement to designate (CAS) as the final instance to settle the dispute … concerning the participation of 68 Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio 2016,” a court statement said.

“The parties have agreed to an expedited procedure which should conclude on 21 July 2016.”

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