Now they will be able to participate in the Games. The list includes skiers Maxim Vylegzhanin, Evgeny Belov and Alexander Legkov, bobsledder Dmitry Trunenkov, skeleton sliders Alexander Tretyakov, Sergey Chudinov, Olga Potylitsyna.
A number of Russian athletes were outraged at the decision the IOC about their lifetime suspension from the Olympics. 28 athletes filed appeals at the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne. Today the decision was made. The document published on the official website of the court.
It is reported that evidence gathered by the IOC in relation to these athletes was not enough to confirm the anti-doping rule violation. Sanctions against these athletes rejected, and the results of their introductions at the winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 again are valid.
This list includes skiers Maxim Vylegzhanin, Evgeny Belov and Alexander Legkov, bobsledder Dmitry Trunenkov, skeleton sliders Alexander Tretyakov, Sergey Chudinov, Olga Potylitsyna.
Appeal another 11 athletes were partially satisfied. The court decided to replace the life-long suspension from Competitions, skipping Games in 2018.
Recall that in CAS asked 42 Russian athlete. The hearing was held from 22 to 27 January in accelerated mode. The appeal of a biathlete Olga Vilukhina, Yana Romanova and Olga Zaitseva will be discussed later. Bobsledder Maxim Belugin, excluded from participation in the Olympic games, was the only athlete from Russia who have not filed an appeal.
The Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov of the opinion that the international Olympic Committee will allow athletes whose appeals were upheld, to participate in the Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
“I hope that the international Olympic Committee will decide the CAS and give them the unconditional right to participate in the upcoming Olympic games. Over the past year they have experienced a lot of difficulties. Now they want to move on and continue to do the things that they most like to compete in a fair fight,” said Kolobok.
The Minister noted that the athletes who fought for their rights and won happy and looking forward to continue his career. “And the guys, and we are all pleased that justice has finally prevailed. CAS recognized that they are innocent and quashed the decisions of the IOC under the leadership of Oswald” – shared Koloboks in an interview with TASS.