Russian athletes were not allowed to play in Rio de Janeiro.
The unfortunate story began in November of 2015, when Russia was accused of violating anti-doping rules. The international athletics Federation (by the way, the only) suspended our athletes from participating in international competitions. To restore Russia’s membership in this organization was nominated by a number of requirements, including change management of the Federation. In the end, Valentin Balakhnichev resigned as head of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla).
Today in Vienna the decision was made not to restore wfla rights, allegedly because Russia did not fulfill the criteria for membership recovery). Thus, our athletes, first and foremost, Yelena Isinbayeva, won’t be able to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
June 21 will be a meeting of the International Olympic Committee, which can be decided on the admission of individual athletes from Russia for the Games in Rio. Athletes can appeal against the decision on suspension in the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS).
We will remind, recently in global web was widely discussed the news of the suspension of the Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova. The decision was made by the International tennis Federation in connection with the use of athlete Meldonium.
It is known that Mary did not know that the tool is listed as a prohibited. And the blame for this was her Manager Max Eisenbud. He simply forgot to check the updated list of banned drugs (read more HERE).