• News
  • Sport

WADA seriously concerned by CAS decision to lift sanctions against Russian athletes

WADA seriously concerned by CAS decision to lift sanctions against Russian athletes

The vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday "the situation, (in) which we now find ourselves, is very chaotic" after 28 Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Russia has never doubted its athletes' honest victory at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, commenting on the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to rehabilitate over two dozen Russian athletes.

"With regard to the participation of athletes from Russian Federation at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the decision of the IOC Executive Board [from December] remains in place", the Olympic governing body continued.

Bobsleigher Maxim Belugin was the only Russian athlete of 43 who did not submit an appeal against the International Olympic Committee decision to impose lifetime bans at the end of a year ago.

Russian president Vladimir Putin suggests that most Russian athletes are clean.

But the Games have triggered a sudden apparent rapprochement between the two Koreas and Olympic officials are enjoying reflected glory from the diplomatic thaw.

"It is necessary to treat with respect not only the court's ruling, which evokes nothing but joy, proving our position that an overwhelming majority of our athletes are clean. We will do this in determined fashion with WADA".

CAS reduced sanctions against a further 11 Russians, imposed after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, to now only ban them from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

"We really hope that the International Olympic Committee make a decision in favor of all clean athletes who earned the right to compete at the Olympics", he told reporters.

New easyJet boss takes salary cut as airline reveals gender pay gap
So let's call this an important start - both in message and in action - aimed at keeping the critical conversation going. The gender pay gap in EasyJet is now 51.7%, but the budget airline says this is not because of unequal pay for women.

Westbrook stars as Thunder see off 76ers
The Thunder shooting guard was in the middle of both All-Defensive Team and Defensive Player of the Year discussions. Roberson played 39 games this season, averaging 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

AMBER Alert Issued for 4-Year-Old North Carolina Boy
Lynch told CBS affiliate WNCN that about 150 people planned to search about 30 sites near the Scotland County home of Johnson. Bowen believes he was kidnaped because she was on her way home Wednesday around the same time Raul went missing.

"Not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation", it said.

However, it said it regretted that the panel did not acknowledge the violations for the other 28 cases, expressing concerns for the future fight against doping.

Cas's decision means that the 28 are theoretically free to compete in Pyeongchang, where the Games start next week, and in some cases will have medals returned.

"WADA understands that this decision will cause dismay and frustration among athletes".

Aside from the men's Olympic skeleton champion Aleksander Tretiakov and cross-country champion Alexander Legkov, the current women's European and World Cup skeleton champion Elena Nikitina was among those cleared.

The Russian Investigative Committee has been investigating the "doping scandal" just like law enforcement organizations of other countries.

"I have said many times that I have never doped and do not dope now". "It's a matter of my life, what I do, and when you're accused like that it's very unpleasant and everything falls apart for you". "They invite whoever they want..."

Representatives of the US Justice Department announced the beginning of investigation into corruption in such worldwide sports organizations as the global Olympic Committee (IOC), the worldwide Football Federation (FIFA), the worldwide Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the National Olympic Committee of the United States, The New York Times newspaper wrote.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

IFC Holdings Incorporated FL Acquires 3465 Shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

When customers checkout, they will have the option to stay on eBay and use Adyen's services - or leave the website and use PayPal. The two companies demerged in 2014 but PayPal remained the primary payment partner and kissing cousin to the retail marketplace.

Navy releases videos of 'unsafe' intercept by Russian jet

Pamela Kunze, the US Naval Forces Europe says, "Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions". Navy EP-3, crossing within 10 feet and executing a sharp dive below, which resulted in violent turbulence for the U.S.

Fujifilm to take over Xerox, agrees to combine photocopier business

Once the takeover is complete, holders of XRX stock will control 49.9% of the new company . Xerox shares were up 3.3 percent to $33.75 in early trading in New York Wednesday.

Simulation gives Cavs stunningly low chance to win NBA Finals

The Miami Heat are averaging 100.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. James scored 21 points for Cleveland , but Love's condition was foremost on everyone's mind. "It doesn't matter how".

Alexa loses her voice in Amazon Super Bowl tease starring Jeff Bezos

Other voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant can send SMS texts from iOS and Android smartphones. If the person doesn't have an Alexa powered speaker, then users will receive the message via SMS on their device.

Brendan Cole admits 'It feels quite raw' after being axed from Strictly

Cole has famously sparred with Strictly judges over the years, and clashed with new head judge Shirley Ballas in the last series. Expressing his disappointment about the recent decision, Brendan confessed that he found his departure hard to talk about.

Super blue blood moon--January 31

He said the king tides are a combination of the gravitational effects of both the sun and the moon on the earth and its oceans. As far as celestial mechanics are concerned, total lunar eclipses occur when full moons pass completely into earth's shadow.

Kesha Just Slayed Her Performance of "Praying" at the Grammys

Also, you can like CarterMatt on Facebook to get some additional news regarding the Grammys and other shows we cover. Kesha released her nominated comeback album Rainbow in August, after her sexual assault case was dismissed.

Woods grouped with Reed and Hoffman at Torrey Pines

And the year before that, he made the cut with one shot to spare, but then shot 79 the next day to miss a 54-hole cut. Defending champion Rahm had not even won a Tour event when Woods teed it up at Torrey Pines past year .

Schools, offices shut, protesters demand Centre's intervention in Mahadayi dispute

The state government has deployed police personnel to maintain law and order situation. Private firms, including IT majors, remained closed or let employees work from home.