President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov in comments broadcast on state TV, said, "The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored. It's a decision of the utmost importance for us," reported the Guardian.
"I would like to thank our athletes who were able to perform well even despite the provocations. I thank the fans who did not cross the line and what could result in sanctions. Today's IOC's decision is very important for us. The ROC is an absolutely full-fledged member of the Olympic family," the ROC chief added.
Russia was prohibited from February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over state-sponsored doping, saying it had found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system.
They were allowed to compete in the Games under a neutral flag.
However, the IOC is yet to officially announce the news. (ANI)