Winter Olympics 2018: Russian athletes life bans overturned by court


The life bans given to the Russian athletes overturned by court.

The International Olympic  Committee (IOC) said that the decision of overturning the life bans can impact the fight against doping.

The decision of life bans given to Russian athletes is overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The evidence was sufficient to establish an anti-doping rule violation.

The life bans have been overturned, but the athletes still can not take part in games this month.

It was added in a statement that

“On the one hand, the confirmation of the anti-doping rule violations for 11 athletes because of the manipulation of their samples clearly demonstrates once more the existence of the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping system at Sochi 2014”

“This may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping”

“Therefore, the IOC will analyse the reasoned decisions very carefully once they are available and consider consequences, including an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.”




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