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South Korea: CAS decision on Russians a 'shock' as 'we had very strong evidence' - Oswald02:40

South Korea: CAS decision on Russians a 'shock' as 'we had very strong evidence' - Oswald

Korea, Republic of, Pyeongchang
February 6, 2018 at 03:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they will not be inviting the 15 Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, speaking from Pyeongchang on Monday.

“The decision CAS took is certainly known by you and it was a very surprising and shocking decision for us as we were convinced that we had very solid evidence to present”, stated Head of IOC Disciplinary Commission Denis Oswald.

Member of the IOC Committee Nicole Hoevertsz announced that “we do not issue an invitation to those 15 persons. It is important to emphasize that each of those 15 cases were decided individually.”

“Coaches of athletes that had been included in the Oswald list could not be issued an invitation. Coaches and also medical doctors were therefore excluded if they had been in one way or another involved in the Oswald list”, she added.

On Thursday, CAS decided to overturn the suspension of 28 Russian athletes from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed that the IOC is considering whether bring the decision to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

South Korea: CAS decision on Russians a 'shock' as 'we had very strong evidence' - Oswald02:40
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they will not be inviting the 15 Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, speaking from Pyeongchang on Monday.

“The decision CAS took is certainly known by you and it was a very surprising and shocking decision for us as we were convinced that we had very solid evidence to present”, stated Head of IOC Disciplinary Commission Denis Oswald.

Member of the IOC Committee Nicole Hoevertsz announced that “we do not issue an invitation to those 15 persons. It is important to emphasize that each of those 15 cases were decided individually.”

“Coaches of athletes that had been included in the Oswald list could not be issued an invitation. Coaches and also medical doctors were therefore excluded if they had been in one way or another involved in the Oswald list”, she added.

On Thursday, CAS decided to overturn the suspension of 28 Russian athletes from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed that the IOC is considering whether bring the decision to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

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