Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Lausanne is the last hope for the Russian athletes in the struggle with the decisions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on their dismissal. But, alas, the chance to take part in the Olympics 2018 was far not at all: the appeal of the six athletes with the “doping past” will not be considered until the Games in Pyeongchang.
The headquarters of the court in Lausanne.
After the international Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended for life for many Russian athletes, those had to file an appeal in court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the court decided to justify them. Despite this, the IOC didn’t invite them to the Olympics in 2018, what was the reason for 45 athletes and 2 coaches from Russia to re-apply to the court.
The first part of the meeting of CAS was held on 7 February, but, alas, the verdict was not. Hearings will continue for 8 numbers and should be finished before the official opening ceremony. If the complaints of Russians will be satisfied, they will automatically take part in the Games in Pyeongchang.
Along with this, the accelerated cases, the court will not treat the six Russian athletes who have “doping past”. As reported by RT, we are talking about skaters and Paul Kulizhnikov Denis Uskova, biathlon Alexander Loginov and Irina Old, the ski jumper Dmitry Vasilyev and short-trekitt Tatiana Borodulina.
Thus it turns out that these athletes still will not be able to participate in the Olympics in 2018, even under a neutral flag.