“Only [long jumper Darya Klishina] … was found to meet the criteria for exceptional eligibility,” the IAAF said.
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The global governing body for athletics Wednesday stood behind its ban on Russia's track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow's attempts to get the team readmitted.The International Association of Athletics Federations imposed the ban in November in response to systematic state-sponsored doping by Russia.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko wrote to the IAAF Monday to get the ban overturned. Maintaining its ban, the IAAF said the applications by 68 Russian athletes for eligibility to compete in Rio were assessed carefully and individually by its Doping Review Board.The International Triathlon Union Wednesday gave the all-clear to the six Russian triathletes and the International Fencing Federation approved Russia's 16-member fencing team.
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