Some solace for Isinbayeva
Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was Thursday elected onto the International Olympic Committee's athletes commission despite being excluded with the Russian team from taking part in the Rio Games.
Isinbayeva, 34, was unable to defend her title after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban over a doping scandal which rocked track and field.
She was one of four new members on the commission elected by fellow athletes.
The others were Britta Heidemann from Germany (fencing), South Korea's Ryu Seug-min (table tennis) and Daniel Gyurta from Hungary (swimming).