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Russian athletes cleared by CAS remain barred from Pyeongchang 2018

Staff Writer | February 5, 2018
All Russian athletes who had their doping sanctions overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last week remain barred from Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced.
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Sport   The Panel unanimously recommended
Fifteen of the 28 athletes to be cleared were hoping to participate in the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" team: 13 as active athletes and two as coaches.

"While the Invitation Review Panel noted the CAS’s decision of February 1, 2018, it also noted that the full reasoning for these decisions had not been made public," the IOC said today.

"The Panel highlighted that its role, according to the IOC Executive Board decision of December 5, 2017, was not to establish ADRVs (Anti-Doping Rule Violations), but to confirm that athletes can be considered clean for a potential OAR invitation to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018.

"Therefore, the Panel unanimously recommended that the IOC not extend an invitation to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 to the 15 individuals requested by the suspended ROC (Russian Olympic Committee)." It is likely this decision will be appealed.