Anti-Doping Committees of 14 countries urge IOC to suspend Russian team from the Olympic Games
They suggest that some Russian athletes may participate under a neutral flag
National Anti-Doping Committees of 14 countries sent a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the requirement to disqualify the Russian Olympic Committee and the ban of the Russian team to participate in the Olympics. This was reported by The Guardian.
The document was signed by anti-doping agencies of Austria, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Egypt, Norway, Finland, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.
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The heads of the anti-doping agencies of these countries require that the IOC not to be guided by the decision of the Sports Arbitration Court and take action immediately.
The heads of the anti-doping agencies demand from the Head of the IOC Thomas Bach the following:
1. Disqualify the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), and to prohibit it to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio.
2. In connection with disqualification of ROC to suspend all Russian athletes, qualified by ROC for the Olympics, from participating in the Olympic Games.
3. Create a task force, which will include members of the existing group of representatives of the IOC special anti-doping committee, to develop criteria for the Russian athletes to be allowed to participate.
Recall, the IOC postponed the question of a possible suspension of the Russia team from the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro due to the forthcoming decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) in the case of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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