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BREAKING: IOC EB Reaches Decision on Russia

IOC SUSPENDS RUSSIAN NOC AND CREATES A PATH FOR CLEAN INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN PYEONGCHANG 2018 UNDER THE OLYMPIC FLAG:

The conclusions of the Schmid Report, on both factual and legal aspects, confirmed “the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia, through the Disappearing Positive Methodology and during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, as well as the various levels of administrative, legal and contractual responsibility, resulting from the failure to respect the respective obligations of the various entities involved”.

As a consequence, the Schmid Commission recommended to the IOC EB:

  • "to take the appropriate measures that should be strong enough to effectively sanction the existence of a systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia, as well as the legal responsibility of the various entities involved (i.e., including uniform, flag and anthem);

  • while protecting the rights of the individual Russian clean athletes; and

  • to take into consideration the multiple costs incurred by the two IOC DCs, in particular those linked to the investigations, the various expertise and the re-analysis of the samples of the Olympic Games."

After discussing and approving the Schmid Report, the IOC EB took the following decision:

  • To suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with immediate effect.

  • To invite individual Russian athletes under strict conditions (see below) to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. These invited athletes will participate, be it in individual or team competitions, under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)”. They will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag. The Olympic Anthem will be played in any ceremony.

  • Not to accredit any official from the Russian Ministry of Sport for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

  • To exclude the then Minister of Sport, Mr Vitaly Mutko, and his then Deputy Minister, Mr. Yuri Nagornykh, from any participation in all future Olympic Games.

  • To withdraw Mr Dmitry Chernyshenko, the former CEO of the Organising Committee Sochi 2014, from the Coordination Commission Beijing 2022.

  • To suspend ROC President Alexander Zhukov as an IOC Member, given that his membership is linked to his position as ROC President.

  • The IOC reserves the right to take measures against and sanction other individuals implicated in the system.

  • The ROC to reimburse the costs incurred by the IOC on the investigations and to contribute to the establishment of the Independent Testing Authority (ITA) for the total sum of USD 15 million, to build the capacity and integrity of the global anti-doping system.

  • The IOC may partially or fully lift the suspension of the ROC from the commencement of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 provided these decisions are fully respected and implemented by the ROC and by the invited athletes and officials.

  • The IOC will issue operational guidelines for the implementation of these decisions.

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Screencap: IOC Media

Screencap: IOC Media

International Intrigue, Doping and Diaries

DEVELOPING: The New York Times has seen the journals of Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Russia’s antidoping lab, and the IOC is very interested in their contents. 

More from Rebecca Ruiz:

“On Feb. 3, four days before the Sochi Games began, Rodchenkov’s preparations culminated with his presentation to Mutko, the sports minister. In a meeting at Mutko’s office at the local organizing committee’s headquarters, Rodchenkov wrote that day, he had handed Mutko a copy of the “Duchess list,” naming the dozens of Russian Olympians who were ingesting the drug cocktail and would have their incriminating urine swapped out with their prestocked clean urine.”

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Image: Hilary Swift/NYT

Image: Hilary Swift/NYT

Important Sports Documents - Amended

 

1. IOC TOOLKIT FOR SAFEGUARDING.

"This toolkit aims to assist National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) in the development of policies and procedures to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport."

READ AND DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKIT

 

2. SAFE SPORT GUIDELINES.

Report a Concern, Locate Disciplinary Records, and Access Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct, Regarding Former Board Member, Resources for Parents.

READ THE GUIDELINES

 

3. OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020: 20 + 20 RECOMMENDATIONS.

"The 40 detailed recommendations are like individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, which when put together give us a clear picture of what the future of the Olympic Movement will look like. They give us a clear vision of where we are headed and how we can protect the uniqueness of the Games and strengthen Olympic values in society."

READ OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020.

 

4. BASIC UNIVERSAL PRINCIPALS OF GOOD GOVERNANCE.

"All members of the Olympic Movement should adopt, as their minimum standard, the basic Universal Principles of Good Governance of the Olympic Movement, as proposed by the IOC"

 READ THE BASIC UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES.

 

5. MCLAREN REPORT PART I.

"Dear President Reedie:
I, as the independent person, have completed the enclosed report, dated 16 July 2016, which is submitted to you pursuant to the terms of the reference that established the independent investigation. This report fulfills partially the mandate of the independent person. I appreciate having had the opportunity to be of service. Yours truly...

READ THE MCLAREN REPORT PART I.

 

6. MCLAREN REPORT PART II.

"The key findings of the 1st report remain unchanged. The forensic testing, which is based on immutable facts, is conclusive. The evidence does not depend on verbal testimony to draw a conclusion. Rather, it tests the physical evidence and a conclusion is drawn from those results..."

READ THE MCLAREN REPORT PART II.  

 

7. PARENT'S GUIDE TO SUPPORT CLEAN SPORT.

 "Specifically designed for parents of athletes, this education resource is intended to inform them about essential topics so that they can assist with clean athlete development by preventing the use of substances and methods prohibited in sport."

READ THE PARENT'S GUIDE TO SUPPORT CLEAN SPORT.  

 

8. WADA's 2018 LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS.

"For a substance or method to be added to the List, it must be determined that it meets two of the following three criteria: 1. it has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance; 2. it represents an actual or potential health risk to the athletes; or, 3. it violates the spirit of sport."

READ THE LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS IN 2018

9. WADA's 2019 LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS.

"The List, which is one of six International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports."

READ THE LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS IN 2019

10. LA84 FOUNDATION’S YOUTH SPORTS SURVEY, 2018

"The survey measures progress in the effort to make youth sports available to all young people in our community.  The report updates and expands the foundation’s inaugural 2016 survey.  The 2018 report presents a comprehensive view of youth sports in Los Angeles County, detailing participation rates, types of play, locations, sport participant profiles, and total player projections, while highlighting changes to the youth sports landscape since 2016."

READ LA COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS SURVEY