Russian athletes appeal Olympic ban in late push to compete

Around 30 to 35 athletes are expected to be on the neutral team at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

Around 30 to 35 athletes are expected to be on the neutral team at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

After the CAS decision, Russia's Olympic Committee requested that 13 active athletes and two who had become coaches should be allowed to participate in the February 9-25 Games but the IOC has refused to extend invitations to them.

"We are going to be flexible to make sure we organise the best possible Games in the best possible place for the best athletes in the world", said Samaranch, the son of the late former IOC President.

The IOC ruled yesterday that 13 Russian athletes and two ex-athletes now working as support staff will not be invited to the Pyeongchang Winter Games despite having their life bans for doping removed last week by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). We're very confident with the stance we've taken.

The Russian athletes' statement said that they have supported the International Olympic Committee statement "that it's necessary to respect rights of clean athletes".

Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee, says they'll be sequestered until they're declared well.

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IOC had banned Russian Federation from participating in the Pyeongyang Olympic Winter Games on charges of engaging in doping by 'manipulating the anti-doping system at the Sochi Games in 2014.

"The decision of the CAS had not lifted the suspicion of doping, or given the panel sufficient confidence to recommend. those 13 athletes could be considered as clean".

The IOC said it had "additional elements and/or evidence" that included "traces of prohibited substances and evidence of steroid profile manipulation".

Swiss law company Schellenberg Wittmer, which acts in the interests of the Russian team, stated that the invitation criteria applied to the Russian athletes was non-transparent and illegitimate.

About 3,000 athletes will be on hand for the opening ceremony, the first Olympics in South Korea since the 1988 Summer Games.

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Speaking later on Tuesday, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the organisation was "confident" in its processes.

"The group had a debilitating trip, our baggage was deferred and we were late for a night instructional course", he said. "We will clearly review it".

But on Tuesday, CAS told AFP that 32 Russians would launch a fresh appeal to compete, including the highly decorated Korean-Russian speed skater Victor An. CAS has said those might not be ready until the end of the month.

"We are in trouble now", said Pound, referring to the IOC. To prevent irreparable consequences, the athletes demanded that urgent provisional measures are taken.

The Lausanne-based court said last week that there was "insufficient evidence" of anti-doping violations against 28 Russian athletes banned for life by the International Olympic Committee as part of its investigation into doping at the Winter Olympics four years ago.

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