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The Russians going to Rio ... and some who aren't

Updated 0939 GMT (1739 HKT) August 5, 2016
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Long jumper Darya Klishina will be the only Russian track and field competing at Rio 2016. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
But the International Olympic Committee has told doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova she can't compete at Rio. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Russian Olympic team attended a farewell ceremony at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport in July. Many of the country's athletes won't be at Rio 2016 as a result of the doping scandal that has overshadowed the Olympics. ALEXANDER UTKIN/AFP/Getty Images
Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov has denied allegations that there was a state-sponsored doping scandal before, during and after the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. ALEXANDER UTKIN/AFP/Getty Images
Volleyball player Dmitrij Volkov checks in ahead of the Russian team's journey to Rio. Pavel Golovkin/AP
Some of the athletes cleared to compete in Brazil gathered for a ceremony at the airport. ALEXANDER UTKIN/AFP/Getty Images
Before departing for Rio the team attended a religious service at Assumption Cathedral at the Kremlin. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Krill, left, blesses one of the athletes. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Yelena Isinbayeva is one of Russia's most famous athletes, but she won't be at the Rio Games. The polevaulter is barred from competing due to the blanket ban the IAAF placed on Russian track and field athletes. She wiped away a tear after giving a speech during a reception for the team hosted by President Putin. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP/Getty Images
Another athlete missing out is Sergey Shubenkov, who is the reigning 110-meter hurdles champion and would have been a strong medal contender in Rio. Instead, Shubenkov and other banned athletes took part in the Stars 2016 Tournament in Moscow, organized as an alternative for Russia's track and field team. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images
Mariya Kuchina also competed at Moscow's Znamensky Brothers stadium. She won high jump gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images