Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games - IOC
Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games - IOC
IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics
08 February, 2018, 00:45
Earlier, the CAS upheld appeals filed by 28 Russian athletes, who had received lifetime bans on participating in any Olympics event over the alleged doping violations in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) poses for a picture with Russian athletes who will take part in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on January 31.
But the IOC's OAR implementation group turned down the request based on a recommendation by the invitation review panel, chaired by former French sports minister Valerie Fourneyron, the International Olympic Committee said.
"These are the biggest savings in the history of the Olympic Games", IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Bach added: "The privilege to be invited requires more than just the absence of a sanction".
"We need to make it clear to the world that our decisions and actions are based on principles that distinguish the Olympic movement from entertainment sports", Pound said.
CAS last week ruled there was "insufficient evidence" of anti-doping violations against 28 Russian athletes, who had also appealed their International Olympic Committee sanctions, and cleared them to compete. If they win gold medals, the Olympic anthem will be played.
The petition follows the IOC's refusal of a request Monday for 15 Russian athletes and coaches "cleared of doping" to attend the Pyeongchang Games.
It said the panel took into account extra information about the athletes sent to it by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which had "raised suspicion about the integrity of these athletes".
More than 50 cross-country skiers set to race at the Games have returned suspicious blood data at least once in their careers, according to The Sunday Times in London and German broadcaster ARD.
The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were among 28 athletes whose bans were overturned by CAS on Thursday.
Bach said that Olympic officials had asked CAS for an explanation for their ruling and had been told no full accounting would be released until the end of February. "This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by WADA".
POCOG, the local organising committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on Tuesday confirmed 41 private security workforce personnel had reported ill, with the symptoms pointing to norovirus. The athletes want a "comprehensive review" of how the investigation by lawyer Richard McLaren into Russia's doping conspiracy was handled.
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