BEYOND LOCAL: IOC confirms Russian athletes can compete at Paris Olympics with approved neutral status


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Though the IOC's official position was expected, the timing surprised some Olympic watchers after reports last week in Paris suggested the long-promised decision would come in March GENEVA (AP) — Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics, the IOC said Friday, in a decision that removed the option of a blanket ban due to the invasion of Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee decision confirmed moves it started one year ago to reintegrate Russia and its military ally Belarus into global sports, and nine months after it urged sports governing bodies to look at ways...