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Russia to have 220 athletes at Sochi Olympics

Sochi-OlympicsMoscow, March 27 : Russia will have a delegation of around 220 athletes at its first home Winter Olympics in Sochi next year, the team's chef de mission Alexander Kravtsov said.

It is a substantial increase on the 177 sportsmen and women at Vancouver 2010 and 14 more than what hosts Canada had at those Games.

"We are counting on 220 people, taking into account certain nuances and peculiarities," Kravtsov said Tuesday.

The maximum allocation Russia could have had was 256, Kravtsov said, but that would require the maximum possible qualification in every sport.

The Olympics run from Feb 7 to 23.(IANS)


Van Gaal 'not shocked' by League Cup exit

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Everton sign Cameroon striker Eto'o

London, Aug 27 - Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has inked a two-year-deal with Everton FC after being released by Chelsea last season.

Eto'o, 33, joins on a free transfer and links up with former  Read more »

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ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

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Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

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Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

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