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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach attends a press conference following an Olympic summit on June 21, 2016 in Lausanne. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach attends a press conference following an Olympic summit on June 21, 2016 in Lausanne. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The International Olympic Committee says it is leaving it up to global federations to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports.

The IOC says it will deny entry of Russian athletes who do not meet the requirements set out for the federations.

The IOC says the federations have the authority, under their own rules, to exclude Russian teams as a whole from their sports.