Court to hear 42 Russian appeals against lifetime Olympic bans

From BBC - January 9, 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will consider the appeals of 42 Russian athletes against their lifetime Olympic bans following doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the first Russian bans, based on the findings of the 2016 McLaren report, on 1 November.

In total, 43 Russian athletes have been banned from the Olympics for life.

Cas expects a final decision for each case on or before 31 January.

This year's Winter Olympics in South Korea begin on 9 February.

The IOC banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in December.


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