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IOC allows cyclist Zabelinskaya to represent Uzbekistan national team 
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The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has allowed Olga Zabelinskaya, a three-time Olympic medalist in cycling as part of the Russian national team, to represent Uzbekistan, IOC representative Mark Adams said at a press conference in Lausanne, R-sport reports.

According to him, pentathletes Alisa Fakhrutdinova and Alexander Savkin, European freestyle wrestling champion Ilyas Bekbulatov, who previously represented the Russian national team, also obtained permission to join the national team of Uzbekistan.

In the summer of 2018, Zabelinskaya changed her citizenship from Russia to Uzbekistan. After that, she competed under the auspices of the International Cycling Union (UCI) both on the highway and on the track, however, to participate in the Olympic Games, an appropriate decision of the national Olympic committees and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is required.

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