Foreign Press Review (18.07-24.07)

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On Sunday, July 24, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (IOC EB) decided not to ban the entire Russian team from Rio despite World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) calls. Generally Russia has welcomed IOC EB’s decision as it left Russian athletes possibility to compete in the Olympics under their national flag. However, it is obvious that the whole case raises questions about selective use of law when only Russia has been targeted. However, the «Russian trace» was also found in the Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Some democrats blamed the Kremlin for helping Trump to be elected with the media calling him «the Kremlin’s candidate» and even «a Putin’s lapdog».