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Sports arbitration court rejected an appeal 45 Russian athletes and two coaches on non-admission to the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. This was reported on the website of the court.
CAS refused to consider the removal of the Russians by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctions, calling it a “fair decision.”
“Despite the fact that the Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) is suspended, the IOC gave the Russian individual athletes the right to play the Games subject to the fulfillment of certain rules. This procedure allowed the IOC to protect its own interests in the fight against doping and the interests of individual Russian athletes,” reads a statement on the CAS website.
Thus, domestic athletes were deprived of the last chances to go to South Korea. An appeal was filed by Viktor Antonov, Vladimir Grigoriev, Evgeny Zakharov, Ruslan Zakharov, Denis Ayrapetyan, Artem Kozlov (short track), Anton Shipulin, Evgeny Garanichev, Ekaterina Yurlova-Part, Maxim Tsvetkov, Irina Plugin, Daria Virolainen, Alexey Volkov (biathlon), Ruslan Murashov, Ekaterina Shikhova, Anna Urukova, Alexey Yesin, Julia skokova, Elizabeth Casalina, Sergei Grasso, Olga Fatkulina, Alexander Rumyantsev, Artyom Kuznetsov (speed skating), Sergey Ustyugov, Gleb Zealous, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, Evgeniy Belov, Alexander Bessmertnykh, Evgenia Shapovalova, Natalia Matveeva (ski race), Ksenia Stolbova, Ivan Bukin (both figure skating), Julia Shockwave, Dmitry Popov, Roman Koshelev (bobsled), Aleksandr Tretyakov, Elena Nikitina, Maria Orlova (the skeleton), Mikhail Naumenkov, Alex Beregazzo, Valeri Nichushkin, Anton Belov, Sergey Plotnikov (all hockey), Tatyana Ivanova (Luge), as well as two coaches — albert Demchenko and Sergey Chudinov.
8 Feb chance to travel to Pyeongchang lost six Russian athletes and seven members of the coaching and medical staffs. CAS refused to consider their appeals, explaining that the case is not included in its jurisdiction.
In January, the IOC refused to invite to the Olympics in Pyeongchang a number of Russian athletes, including leaders of the national team biathlete Anton Shipulin, skier Sergey Ustyugov and short-tremist Viktor Ahn, who never was suspected of violating anti-doping rules. Specific reasons for the refusal of invitation to each of them, IOC is not presented, explaining that in order to avoid bias case the Russians were considered anonymously.
The opening ceremony of the Olympics will be held February 9 and will start at 14:00 GMT. The game will last until February 25.
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