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Klishina can compete under Russia flag: IOC chief

US-based long-jumper Darya Klishina can compete at the Rio Olympics under the Russian flag, despite the athletics world body saying she should take part as a neutral, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said yesterday.

Bach said Klishina's (above) case could not be "put in the same basket" as whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, who must wait to see if an Olympic ethics board accepts the 800m runner's request to take part as a neutral.

Russian sport is the centre of a doping maelstrom amid claims of state-sponsored doping.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Sunday that Klishina was clear to compete in Rio as a neutral athlete.

The IAAF has suspended the Russian federation and cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide how many Russian track and field stars make it to Rio. - PA Sport.

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