The international Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to wait for the return of 24 medals, which was taken from Russian athletes caught doping at the Games in 2008, 2012 and 2014. According to the Russian service of Radio Liberty with reference to the media, track and field athletics of the Russian Olympians were returned only five medals.
It is reported that the IOC sent an official letter to the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with the requirement until December 24 to inform all national federations about the need to return awards. This should make the clean athletes who played for the same team or crew the violators.
Large-scale cross-check the doping tests of participants of the summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012 organised by the IOC ahead of the 2016 Games, has revealed multiple violations anti-doping rules by Russian athletes, the Olympic results which after lengthy proceedings, including in the Sports arbitration court was cancelled.
In winter sports the IOC had earlier accused of violating anti-doping rules 43 Russian athlete who participated in the Games in Sochi. Court of arbitration for sport acquitted 28 Olympians. Medals should return to bobsleigh, winning in twos and fours.
On November 21 the Moscow city court for the first time in the history of the dispute, authorized the President of the bobsleigh Federation of Russia Alexander Zubkov not to execute the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport and not to return for two gold medals at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi. The Russian Olympic Committee appealed this decision. In OCD believe that it may lead to the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in 2020 and to recognise the decision of sports arbitration on 28 Russian athletes justified in the case of doping.
The international Olympic Committee has suspended Russia from participating in the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang because of the “built at the state system level of doping”. Previously, due to “doping” scandal Russian athletes are unable to participate in the summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and at the Paralympics in Brazil, athletes from Russia was not at all.
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