Wrestling; Lalovic on the Eligibility of Russian Wrestlers for Olympic Games in Rio

President (UWW), Nenad Lalovic

President of United World Wrestling (UWW), Nenad Lalovic said they are committed to work jointly with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC to preserve the integrity of sport and ensure wrestlers are clean.

He made this known in a statement on the Eligibility of Russian Wrestlers for Olympic Games in Rio

The statement said that the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week voted to have the International Federations governing each Olympic sport assist in determining which Russian athletes may participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Lalovic said In keeping with the IOC’s decision, United World Wrestling has initiated a process to validate each of the Russian wrestlers qualified for the Rio 2016 Games.

He added that they already know that WADA-accredited laboratories outside of Russia have tested each Russian wrestler submitted for competition at the Games — with athletes passing as many as four separate tests.

He recalled that in February 2015 United World Wrestling approved increased funding for its out-of-competition testing program and significantly expanded the financial penalties placed on each National Federations for a positive test.

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