28 immediately disqualified for life of the IOC, the Russian athletes will be able to participate in the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It became possible after on Thursday the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeal of the Russians and overturned the decision of the IOC.
Thus, after today’s decision of CAS In Pyeongchang will be able to go four bobsledder, two-seater, eight skiers and four skater, Luger, and two of the five hockey players. Among these athletes skiers Legkov, Belov, Vylegzhanin, cocks, hooks, skating Fatkulina, Rumyantsev, Luge Ivanova, Demchenko, Tretiakov skeleton, bobsleigh the Trunenkov, Negadajlov.
At the same time CAS recognized 11 Russians found guilty of violating anti-doping rules, but replaced them with life-long suspension for missing one Olympics in Pyeongchang. We are talking about the head of the Federation of bobsleigh Aleksandr Zubkov of Russia, and of the four bobsleigh, three skiers, three hockey players.
In addition, the CAS panel reinstated the results of the 28 acquitted Russian athletes achieved at the Olympics-2014 in Sochi. Before that the power of suspension by the IOC, these results have been annulled and Russia because of this, having lost 13 the award has lost first place in the medal standings.
The sports Minister announced that athletes and the sports Ministry are pleased that justice has triumphed: Pavel Kolobkov on the CAS decision: “It’s 28 clean wins”
“Justified Russian athletes expect the IOC will accept the CAS decision and will give them the unconditional right to participate in the upcoming Olympics,” added Balls.