Russia Loses Appeal Against Olympic Track and Field Ban
July 21, 2016 by staff
Russia Loses Appeal Against Olympic Track and Field Ban, The Kremlin believes that the general ban Russian athletes track and field Olympic Games in Rio inadmissible, said Thursday the press secretary Vladimir Putin.
Earlier in the day CAS rejected the appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 national athletes against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), thus closing the doors for the Russian field and track athletes to Olympics 2016 summer in Brazil.
“We believe that the principle of collective responsibility is not acceptable,” Peskov told reporters. “You’re talking here about field athletes track, which had been preparing hard for the Olympics, they have nothing to do with doping, which have nothing to do with none of the accusations and suspicions, which regularly had been tested by foreign anti-doping agencies. ”
The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled that “the British experts were the ones who collect [doping samples] recently.”
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