A vicious circle: as people in error was not allowed at the Olympics

Russian skater Sergei Gryaznov

(Photo: facebook.com/sergey.gryaztsov)

Two Russian athlete — skater Sergei Gryaznov and bobsledder Dmitry Popov — was made by the IOC to participate in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, but the game invites are not received. This became known after the publication of the reasoning of the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) refusal 47 Russian athletes in the appeal, adopted a few hours before the opening of the Games in 2018.

In the document published by the CAS, says that Gryaznova and Popov was not included in the list of participants of the Olympiad “without any reason” . The international Olympic Committee (IOC) considered the invitation of two Russian athletes at the Games “contentious issue”.

Position IOC: need more time to discuss this issue

Communications Director of the IOC mark Adams

(Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa/ Gloabal Look Press)

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