IOC reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

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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

Russian athletes attend a meeting on the country's participation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow

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

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.

"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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