A total of 14 Russian and 11 Belarusian athletes were included on Saturday by the International Olympic Committee on an initial list of "Individual Neutral Athletes" (AINs) eligible to compete in the Paris Games.

The athletes had to qualify for the Games and pass a double check, first by their international sports federations and then by the IOC, to prove they did not actively support the war in Ukraine or have any links with their countries' armies.

The athletes named on Saturday compete in four disciplines.