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South Korea: CAS decision does not mean Russian athletes will participate in Winter Games02:33

South Korea: CAS decision does not mean Russian athletes will participate in Winter Games

Korea, Republic of, PyeongChang
February 1, 2018 at 11:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifting of a doping ban on 28 Russian athletes would not mean that said athletes could participate in the Winter Games.

“The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will be invited to the games. Not being sanctions does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation,” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said during a press briefing in PyeongChang.

Earlier on Thursday, CAS has upheld the appeals of 28 Russian athletes, whom the International Olympic Committee (IOC) earlier imposed life bans from competing in the Olympics over charges of violating anti-doping rules at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifting of a doping ban on 28 Russian athletes would not mean that said athletes could participate in the Winter Games.

“The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will be invited to the games. Not being sanctions does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation,” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said during a press briefing in PyeongChang.

Earlier on Thursday, CAS has upheld the appeals of 28 Russian athletes, whom the International Olympic Committee (IOC) earlier imposed life bans from competing in the Olympics over charges of violating anti-doping rules at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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