On Sunday, the IOC laid out the rules for Russians to be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Included in those rules is a very specific statement, quoted below:
3. The ROC is not allowed to enter any athlete for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 who has ever been sanctioned for doping, even if he or she has served the sanction.
Read more about the IOC’s sanctions on Russia here. As per this decision, one of the four swimmers announced to have been withdrawn from the Games by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is Anastasia Krapivina, who was slated to compete in the 10k open water race in Rio. Krapivina tested positive for a banned substance in 2013, thus disallowing the ROC to enter her to race in Rio.
Hungarian news outlet Nemzeti Sport writes today that FINA has filled Krapivina’s vacancy in the 10k race with Hungarian open water specialist Anna Olasz. The silver medalist in the 25km race at the 2015 World Championships, Olasz will join fellow Hungarian OW swimmers Eva Risztov and Mark Papp in Rio.
Olasz, a rising senior at Arizona State, is now the 8th ASU-affiliated water sport athlete to be headed to Rio. She joins two water polo players, two divers, and three pool swimmers headed to the Games, including Hungarian national record holder Richard Bohus.