Russian athletes will submit a claim to the IAAF next week

Next week, the Russian athletes and all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) will submit a lawsuit to the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) in the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS). It is reported TASS with reference to the Secretary-General’s wfla Mikhail Butov.

“Claim or claims will be submitted to CAS the following week. Need more to decide completely with the legal direction, but we have generally formed a group of lawyers with whom we work,” — said Butov.

The Secretary General of the club did not confirm the information about how to protect the interests of Russians in court will be the British lawyer Mike Morgan. While Butov said that CAS will definitely be filed class-action lawsuits, are also possible and individual.

According to Butovo, consultations with lawyers will be held on June 23-24. “And then we will settle”, — he said.

17 Jun IAAF has not restored the membership of the club and did not allow the Russian national team athletes to participate in the Olympic games in Rio.

On 21 June, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed the decision of IAAF to disqualify Russian athletes from international events. “Clean” athletes who are not admitted to the Olympics, you can file a lawsuit in the international court of arbitration for sport. In some cases, attorneys will be able to seek permission to participate in the Olympics for some athletes who were not involved with doping scandals. About this informed the head of the inspection Commission of the IAAF rune Andersen.