Doping scandal: IOC refused to allow 15 acquitted of Russians to the Olympics in 2018

The international Olympic Committee decided not to invite to the Olympics in Pyeongchang 13 Russian athletes and two coaches previously acquitted of sports arbitration. On Monday, February 5, according to the organization’s website.

It is noted that each athlete be examined separately.

However, despite the court’s decision, the Committee on the basis of certain data questions the honesty and doping “purity” of Russian athletes.

“Additional information includes data from a pharmaceutical database, traces of prohibited substances, evidence of manipulation of performance steroids and other confidential information provided by the world anti-doping Agency”, – stated in the message of the IOC.

Recall, February 1, the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeal 28 the Russian athletes at the IOC decision, which was banned from the Olympics. Also, the Russian Olympians have returned the number of medals won in Sochi in 2014 and selected for the background doping scandal.

The court came to the conclusion that in respect of 28 Russian athletes “not enough evidence” about his involvement in the doping scheme.

Earlier, the IOC had suspended the national team from the winter Games in 2018 in South Korea. It was reported that to go to the Olympics will be able not only seen in the use of doping athletes, but only under a neutral flag without the emblem of his country on the sports form.

Note, the winter Olympic games 2018 will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.