There are 476 sportsmen in Russia’s Olympic team.
Russian Olympic team is the second biggest team after the US. Americans have more sportsmen as they were the best at the preliminary competition.
The overall Russian delegation in Olympics in Athens will have 1,200 people, said the Vice President of Russian Olympic Committee Vladimir Loginov. He said in an Echo of Moscow interview that the dope test of the 3 sportsmen from the Russian team revealed dope in the organism.
"Luckily, the dope was found when the sportsmen were in Russia. This is our country’s domestic matter, but the sportsmen will be punished, they will not take in major competitions, both in Russia and abroad", said Mr. Loginov. He did not reveal the names of the sportsmen who were allegedly took dope, and explained this by the fact that the results for the dope test B had not been received yet.
Some Russian media wrote that these 3 sportsmen were 2 weight-lifters and 1 track and field athlete. The bulk of the Russian Olympic team headed by Chairman of Russian Olympic Committee, is already in Athens.