IOC head Bach details advice to let Russia, Belarus athletes return


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Some Russian athletes can soon return to international sports, although their status for next year's Paris Olympics is still up in the air. The International Olympic Committee recommended Tuesday that individual athletes from Russia and Belarus should be allowed to return to competition under a neutral status as long as they have no military links. But the IOC, facing increased pressure to ban Russia and Belarus from the Paris Olympics because of the war in Ukraine, held off on deciding whether they can compete at next year's Summer Games. That decision will be taken "at the appropriate time," IOC President...