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Jim Walden, the lawyer informant world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Gregory Rodchenkov, commented on the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) not to allow Russian athletes to participate in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. About this he wrote in Twitter account.
“Thank God that CAS has shown some semblance of honesty,” said Walden.
The lawyer also spoke about the role of the International Olympic Committee in the Russian athletes. “The IOC is dependent on Russia, like a junkie from heroin. Sure now phone Thomas Bach is torn from calls and messages from Russia. This is a sad story. This decision is a very small glimmer of hope,” he added.
“Following the Olympic dream means zero tolerance for doping. Neither the IOC nor the CAS is not demonstrated. The Olympic ideal is a dried grapes on the vine,” said Walden.
Earlier, on 9 February, the CAS did not satisfy the appeal, 45 Russian athletes and two coaches on non-admission to the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. The court refused to consider the removal of the Russians the IOC sanction, calling it a “fair decision.”
Video, photo All from Russia.