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Sochi Olympians did not challenge in court allegations of doping

Сочинские олимпийцы не стали оспаривать в суде обвинения в приеме допинга

Russian bobsledder Alexander Kasyanov, Alexey Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin did not appeal the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) on cancellation of their results at the Olympics in Sochi on the basis of violations of these anti-doping rules by athletes.

This was stated by the President of the bobsleigh Federation of Russia Alexander Zubkov, also deprived of Olympic medals.

On September 27 representatives of the athletes received the motivation part of decisions of the CAS, explaining the reasons for the punishment of these athletes. Within a month they could appeal the CAS verdict to the Swiss Federal Supreme court.

“And there was not any information we have about the intention of these three athletes to challenge this decision. Decided not to argue because it’s pointless,” – said Zubkov, RIA “Novosti”.

Results Kasyanov, Pushkareva and Khuzina, shows for the Olympics 2014 in Sochi, was cancelled following the results of investigation of the Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Denis Oswald.

Previously, due to the anti-doping rule violations were deprived of the rewards of the Olympics Zubkov himself, continuing to lead the Federation of bobsled of the country, as well as his former teammate Alexey Voevoda, now the Deputy from “United Russia”. CAS considered conclusive evidence of their guilt.

According to TASS, the Governor is still considering the possibility of filing a lawsuit in the European court of human rights, while Zubkov in the end of June, after consulting with his lawyers decided not to contest his guilt, arguing the appeal “meaningless affair”.

Zubkov with Voivode at the 2014 Olympics, twice became the first (in twos and fours), and Kasyanov twice finished fourth. At the same time, CAS 1 Feb fully rehabilitated other Russian bobsledder who previously were punished by the IOC.

In late September, the CAS presented the rationales of decisions on three Russian skiers Yulia Ivanova Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko, whose results are shown in the Games in 2014, was also cancelled. These athletes also decided to make an appeal.


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