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LONDON -- Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by track and fields world governing body on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Nike Roshe One DMB .While her participation in next weeks European meet is assured, it remains uncertain whether the IOC will accept the decision for the Olympics.The IAAF said its doping review board accepted Stepanovas application to compete as an independent athlete under exceptional eligibility rules.The 800-meter runner provided evidence to the World Anti-Doping Agency of widespread cheating in Russia that led the IAAF to bar the countrys track and field athletes from international competition, including the Rio Games.Stepanova, who served a two-year doping ban before turning whistleblower, is now living and training in the United States at an undisclosed location.The IAAF said Stepanovas petition to compete was granted because she had made a truly exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes, fair play and the integrity and authenticity of the sport.Ms. Stepanova is now eligible to compete in international competitions as an independent neutral athlete, the federation said.The IAAF added that Stepanovas participation as a neutral athlete is still subject to acceptance by the organizer of the competition in question, in accordance with the rules of that competition.The IAAF also said Friday that more than 80 Russian athletes have applied to compete in Rio under exceptional eligibility provisions.The ruling on Stepanova came in time to allow her to compete in next weeks European championships in Amsterdam. Meet organizers welcomed her participation, saying she will be able to compete under the European Athletics flag. The 800-meter heats will be held Wednesday.The decision to accept Stepanovas participation is in accordance with the competition rules of the European Athletics Championships, the European body said, adding it also recognized her exceptional contribution to the anti-doping fight.Stepanovas status for the Olympics remains uncertain, however.The IAAF and the International Olympic Committee have been at odds over how Russian athletes would be represented if any are cleared to participate in the Games. The IOC says any such athletes should compete under the Russian flag, while the IAAF insists they should be under a neutral flag.The IOC said Friday it had taken note of the IAAF announcement, stressing that Stepanovas eligibility is contingent on her being accepted by event organizers.As said before, the IOC will carefully study the case of Ms. Stepanova once the IAAF has passed on the file with all the available information as requested by the IOC, the Olympic body said in a statement. The IOC also took note that the IAAF received more than 80 applications from other Russian athletes seeking exceptional eligibility in international competitions.The IOC has said that Russian athletes entry into the Games would be under the control of the Russian Olympic Committee, which is not suspended. That means they would use the Russian flag.Stepanova was one of the worlds top 800-meter runners before she and her husband, Vitaly Stepanov, a drug-testing official, provided evidence to German broadcaster ARD and WADA that doping was systematic in Russian athletics, with officials helping to cover it up.Russia was banned from all international competition by the IAAF in November after a WADA commission report alleged state-sponsored doping in the country.The IAAF upheld the ban last month, saying Russia had failed to meet reform conditions. But the IAAF also approved a measure allowing individuals to compete as neutral athletes if they can show they have been regularly tested by a reliable agency. Russias own anti-doping agency was almost entirely shut down last year after it faced claims of a cover-up.The special eligibility measure is aimed largely at Russians who have been based abroad, and few athletes are likely to be considered, though U.S.-based long jumper Darya Klishina, a two-time European indoor champion, is likely to be one of them.The deadline to apply is Monday, and a decision on all claims will be made by July 18. The Olympic track and field competition starts on Aug. 12.Dmitry Shlyakhtin, the head of the suspended Russian track federation, said in comments to the Tass news agency that his organization was absolutely neutral on Stepanovas eligibility. He added the federation supported 68 applications by Russians to the IAAF but maybe someone filed applications themselves. Roshe Two Womens . PAUL, Minn. Nike Roshe Two . 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Lucky Liberty has returned from 18 months off the scene to win two of his four races this campaign with the chance to add another on Pakenham Cup day.But while getting the injury-plagued gelding back in winnng form is satisfying, trainer Henry Dwyer admits theres also a feeling of what might have been with a horse he believes has the natural talent of a Group One performer.It is satisfying to get him back winning but its a bit of a bittersweet feeling knowing hes probably not going to measure up to the level he should, Dwyer said.But we just try to get him there as sound as we can on race day and hell win races based on that, regardless of how fit he is.Lucky Liberty won his first three starts as a three-year-old before he was unplaced in the C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington.He finished second last in the 2015 Australian Guineas after which he was found to have a bone chip in a knee which required surgery.When he was close to making a return he suffered a stress fracture to a shoulder and needed another long lay-off. Nike Roshe One Flyknit. After a fourth placing on his return at Sale in September, Lucky Liberty won back-to-back benchmark races at Caulfield and Sale in October before a third in a 1400m open handicap at Flemington.Saturdays $100,000 VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400m) at Pakenham is planned as the final run of his campaign.Since his Flemington run on November 5, Lucky Liberty has been kept up to the mark with time on a water walker at the Rockmount pre-training facility, north east of Melbourne.He had a fortnight up there and arrived back at Caulfield early this week in really good order and he should be able to run up to what hes been doing on Saturday, Dwyer said.Dwyer doesnt want to race Lucky Liberty over summer and is looking to a late autumn, early winter campaign in Brisbane aimed at the Stradbroke Handicap if he shows he is in form. 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