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President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that the Commission decide the question of admission of Russian athletes for the Olympic games 2018, is considered anonymous data about the athlete. The words of the official quoted by TASS.
“The Commission once again did a great job checking things anonymously. This means that they did not know what information belongs to any athlete. They only had the number and access to various sources of information,” said Bach.
According to him, the Commission has worked “very carefully, consistently and fairly to all athletes.”
Earlier on February 5, the admission Commission under the leadership of Valerie Fourneyron refused to issue invitations 13 Russian athletes and two coaches, which the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) acquitted 1 February. In the opinion of the members of the Commission, the abolition of the lifetime disqualification does not mean that the athletes must take part in the Olympics 2018.
Games will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February. In South Korea, the Russian athletes will compete under the Olympic flag and the special status of “Olympic athlete from Russia.”
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