Olympic doping ban on 28 Russian athletes lifted

PyeongChang 2018
GettyThe outbreak has struck dangerously close to the start of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang
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03 February, 2018

The IOC expressed its unhappiness after CAS overturned the ban of 28 Russian athletes, meaning their results from 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi were reinstated.

Earlier 39 athletes - who were part of the 2014 Winter games in Sochi - had approached the CAS to appeal against the suspension.

"With regard to the participation of athletes from Russian Federation at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the decision of the IOC Executive Board [from December] remains in place", the Olympic governing body continued.

"It's as if Legkov is starting a second life, I think he's the happiest person in the world right now", Marcus Kramer was cited as saying by the state-run TASS news agency Thursday. Putin stressed that, in recent times, the International Olympic Committee made decisions that did not have anything to do with the reason for practicing and competing in sports, out of politics.

Investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee confirmed allegations of widespread doping among Russian athletes across many sports as well as tampering with Russian athletes' samples during the Sochi 2014 winter Games.

Lawyer Anna Kozmenko explained that the CAS has not motivated the decision yet.

The 28 who had their bans lifted in full can now seek late entry into the Winter Olympics that begin on February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the CAS ruling.

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"The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will be invited to the Games".

"We continue sticking to the concept and arguments that the athletes' guilt has not been proved even in the cases when the athletes haven't been fully exonerated".

Walden told AFP the ruling was "unfortunate" and suggested it "provides a very small measure of punishment for some athletes but a complete "get out of jail free card" for most".

"It is a hard question", the Kremlin spokesman added, noting Russian officials would continue talking to the International Olympic Committee.

A total of 43 Russians were originally banned over doping offences at the Sochi Olympics.

Three women race in the team pursuit, but of the three Russian women, one is a sprint specialist unsuited to the longer event.

Russian athletes won't be allowed to display the flag in Pyeongchang, or accept Russian flags offered by fans.


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