The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored," said Alexander Zhukov
, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, in comments broadcast on state TV.
ROC president Alexander Zhukov
welcomed the IOC's "important" decision.
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov
thanked the athletes for making the decision to compete despite the obstacles, which he said their performance had ultimately swept away.
Potentially more than 200 athletes are in a position to qualify," ROC president Alexander Zhukov
said after the organisation held a closed congress on Tuesday.
The Germans actually got to within 20 kilometres of Moscow until they were beaten by the weather and the brilliance of Zhukov
Moscow: Russia may organise an alternative tournament to the 2018 Winter Olympics for athletes who decide against participating in South Koreas' Games under the neutral-flag status, Alexander Zhukov
, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president has said.
Kolobkov said that Legkov has protested his innocence, ski federation vice-president Sergey Kryanin spoke of a politically motivated campaign and Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov
said the athletes will be supported in a planned appeal against the IOC ruling.
was a 60-year-old marshal in the Soviet Army, a World War II hero who had led troops into battle at Kiev and Stalingrad, a minister of defense in charge of nuclear weapons.
The US President was friendly with Georgy Zhukov
who was his Russian counterpart when he commanded the US forces during the Second World War.
Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov
told the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly on Wednesday that Russia had introduced a range of strict new rules to combat the use of drugs in sport after evidence of state-sponsored doping saw Russia's track-and-field Olympics team and entire Paralympics squad banned from the Rio Games.
The athletes will depart on Thursday," Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov
announced on Monday.
Russia is strongly opposed to such a ban and Zhukov
said any unilateral decision to quit the Games would also be wrong.