Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 has already registered 11 procedures since its opening on 26 July 2016. In seven days of activity, the CAS ad hoc Division has registered the same number of applications as for the total period of the 2012 Olympic Games.
This time, many disputes are related to the participation of Russian athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio. At close of business today, 1 August 2016, the situation is the following:
1. Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev v/ FINA : a hearing took place on 31 July 2016 and was adjourned to allow the parties to provide additional information to the CAS Panel in charge of the case; a decision will be made tomorrow as to the future conduct of the hearing.
2. Yulia Efimova v/ Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), IOC and FINA: a hearing took place today and was adjourned until the afternoon of 2 August 2016; the next steps for this procedure will be decided then.
3. Viktor Lebedev v/ ROC, IOC and United World Wrestling (UWW): this case will be heard after the Efimova case has been decided.
4. Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) v/ International Weightlifting Federation (IWF): the RWF has appealed against its suspension; this matter is scheduled to be heard in the morning of 3 August 2016; a decision is likely to be rendered on the same day.
5. Andrey Kraytor v/ IOC and International Canoe Federation (ICF): the athlete requests to be allowed to participate in the Olympic Games; a hearing has not been scheduled yet.
6. Daniil Andrienko and 16 other rowers v/ World Rowing Federation (FISA) and IOC: the athletes request to be allowed to participate in the Olympic Games; a hearing has been scheduled to take place on 2 August 2016.
In addition, the following applications have been registered:
• Mangar Makur Chuot Chep and South Sudan Athletics Federation v/ South Sudan National Olympic Committee: the athlete challenges his non-selection for the Olympic Games; a hearing has not been scheduled yet.
• Jason Morgan v/ Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association: the athlete challenges his non- selection for the Olympic Games; a hearing has not been scheduled yet.
The CAS hearings are not open to the public. The final decisions in these cases will be announced by media release.
• This media release was originally published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 1 August 2016. To access the original, please click here.
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