Russian athletes challenge their non-invitation to Olympics with CAS

Russian athletes challenge their non-invitation to Olympics with CAS

Thirteen Russian athletes and two coaches who were cleared of doping charges by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have challenged their non-invitation to the upcoming Olympic Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang, Schellenberg Wittmer, a Swiss law company acting in the interests of the Russian team, said.

These athletes, including biathlete Anton Shipulin, cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov and short-track speed-skater Viktor Ahn filed lawsuits against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with CAS’ Ad Hoc Division, TASS reported.

As the IOC has suspended the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, Russians will take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games under the status of neutral athletes (OAR, which stands for ‘Olympic Athlete from Russia’).

The 2018 Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9-25.

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