CAS DISMISSES APPEALS FILED BY RUSSIAN ATHLETES, COACHES

On the eve of the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Games, "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the application filed on 6 February 2018 by 32 Russian athletes against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (CAS OG 18/02). It has also dismissed the application filed on 7 February 2018 by 15 Russian athletes and coaches against the IOC...

The CAS Panel found that the Applicants did not demonstrate that the manner in which the two special commissions (the Invitation Review Panel (IRP) and the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OAR IG) independently evaluated the Applicants was carried out in a discriminatory, arbitrary or unfair manner. The Panel also concluded that there was no evidence the IRP or the OAR IG improperly exercised their discretion.

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