February 26, 2018 / 6:28 AM / a year ago

Russia could be reinstated to IOC in coming days: Russian IOC member

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne, Switzerland December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday Russia could be reinstated to the IOC on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, the RIA news agency reported.

Shamil Tarpischev said a decision would be made after doping tests were completed for all the Russian athletes who competed at the Pyeongchang Games, RIA reported.

“Now they are waiting for the end of the skier and hockey player tests. If there are no problems, then a decision to reinstate the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee will be made automatically,” he said.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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