Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) seemed to gave hope to the Russian sportsmen for participation in Olympic games, justifying many, and removing the lifetime disqualification. However, the appeals of 47 of the Russians was ultimately rejected in Pyeongchang, they will not go. The international Olympic Committee (IOC), World anti-doping Agency (WADA) and of course, attorney Gregory Rodchenkov this decision was supported.
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Anton Shipulin, Viktor An and 45 the Russians sued in a visiting panel of the CAS. The reason was the absence of invitations from the IOC for the Olympics-2018. But the court sided with sportsmen from Russia: they entirely refused. Response from international organizations was immediate and she was endorsing.
“The IOC welcomes the CAS decision. It is taken in the spirit of the fight against doping and gives clarity to all the other athletes,” – said in the message of the International Olympic Committee.
IOC Statement on CAS: We welcome this decision which supports the fight against doping and brings clarity for all athletes. #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) 9 Feb 2018
In WADA the verdict is not just “welcomed”, he truly was delighted, as stated by the President of the Agency Craig reedy.
“This is good news for WADA. The timing of the decision are also very good as it will calm all the athletes at the Olympics will be only pure Russians”, – quotes the head of the WADA official website of the organization.
And, of course, the party remained the lawyer of Gregory Rodchenkov – the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, and now the informant WADA.
Thank God for a semblance of integrity from CAS.
Jim Walden (@JimWaldenEsq) 9 Feb 2018
“Thank God for the likeness of honesty from CAS. This decision is a small glimmer of hope,” wrote Jim Walden in his Twitter. The lawyer said specialnosti history. However, in another sense: “the IOC is dependent on Russia, like a junkie from heroin. Sure, the phone Thomas Bach is now broken”.