Russians to contest Rio Olympics even after huge doping scandal: Intl Olympic Committee.

Web Desk 05:02 PM | 25 Jul, 2016
Russians to contest Rio Olympics even after huge doping scandal: Intl Olympic Committee.
LAUSANNE - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided not to ban Russia from participating in Summer Olympics commencing from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after news came to light of its state-level involvement in the worst doping scandals in Olympics’ history.

Russia has been under investigation for running a state-sponsored doping program since the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, after whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov accused the hosting nation in a 60-minute interview with CBS. While the doping claims were proven, Moscow denied any state involvement in the matter.

Even though Russia has not been barred from Olympic participation by the IOC, it is still up to the 28 individual federations, governing each sport, to decide whether Russian athletes would be allowed to contest each respective sport.

The 800m runner and whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova will not be allowed in the games even as a neutral.

Many athletes and official bodies such as the National Anti-Doping Organizations criticized the IOC for allowing the Russian flag to fly at the Olympics.

However, Russian athletes wanting to participate in the Olympics will have to prove their innocence, otherwise they will be allowed to compete, added the President of IOC, Thomas Bach.

Russia's state-run doping program was allegedly launched in response to the 2010 Vancouver games debacle, where Russia finished 11th in the medals table.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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