The court will consider the appeal of each of the athletes individually.
Twenty-two Russian athlete, suspended by the disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for violating anti-doping regulations, appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS), reports Rus.Media. This was reported by BBC, citing a press release of the court.
Among the athletes who filed the suits, was left without gold medals of the Olympic games in Sochi 2014 bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Nepodailo, Dmitry Trunenkov, skier Alexander Legkov, skeleton Alexander Tretyakov. The court will consider the appeal of each of the athletes individually.
On 5 December the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee following the meeting in Lausanne decided to reject the Russian team from the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
Russian athletes involved in doping, will be able to compete under a neutral flag.
– The invited athletes will participate (individual or team event) under the title “Olympic athlete from Russia.” They will compete only under this name and under the Olympic flag. The Olympic anthem will be performed at each ceremony, stated in a press release the IOC.
The Russian Olympic Committee disqualified. Now Russia has to reimburse all costs associated with the anti-doping investigation – $ 15 million.
This is the first in the history of suspension from the Olympics in the country for doping. It means that in the Olympics 2018 will not be the Russian flag and anthem, and the Russian athletes, which confirms the purity of the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the international Federation of the respective sports will be in Pyeongchang in neutral form.
The turn of the Paralympians?
The international Paralympic Committee (IPC) 22 Dec will make a decision on the admission of the Russian athletes with disabilities for the Paralympics, which will take place in Pyeongchang from 9 to 18 March 2018, reports Deutsche Welle.
As stated in the IPC, there took note of the IOC decision on suspension of the Russian team from the winter Olympics because of a doping scandal. “The Bureau of the IPC will meet on December 19 and will consider the question of the removal of the Paralympic Committee of Russia”, – quotes the statement of the official representative of the IPC.
Membership of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) in the IPC was suspended on 17 August 2016 based on the findings of the independent Commission WADA under the leadership of Richard McLaren. That has led to the fact that Russian Paralympic athletes are in full force missed the summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. In September, the IPC refused to restore the RCC of his rights, which faces a ban on the participation of Russians in the Games in 2018.