Results: oswald commission

23/02/2018

An Open Letter to IOC Members and Olympic Athletes of Russia Implementation Group

The Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games are winding down, and soon the spotlight will shift from the athletes’ performances to the celebration of sport through the theatre of the closing ceremonies. Hanging in the balance is your decision regarding Russian involvement in the Closing Ceremonies at Pyeongchang. The world has...

07/02/2018

The IOC’s Russian problem: exclusion was never an option

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) never wanted to exclude Russia from the Olympic Games, and lacks the required evidence to sanction its athletes for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). In this article, Andy Brown looks at the reasons why. Tomorrow, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will almost certainly...

01/02/2018

IOC Statement on CAS decision

The IOC has taken note of the CAS decision, with satisfaction on the one hand and disappointment on the other.  On the one hand, the confirmation of the Anti-Doping Rule Violations for 11 athletes because of the manipulation of their samples clearly demonstrates once more the existence of the...

31/01/2018

Why the CAS cannot support the IOC ban on Russian athletes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cannot support the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ban on Russians ever sanctioned from doping from competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, unless it goes against its own jurisprudence. The CAS will announce its decisions on the 39 athletes that have appealed...

24/01/2018

IOC to issue list of invited Russians before CAS hearings are complete

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to issue a list of Olympic Athletes from Russia (ROC) invited to compete at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issues its decision regarding athletes who have appealed against lifetime bans from the Olympics. A final list...

10/01/2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 10 January 2018

• Anti-Doping Switzerland has halved a four year ban issued to an amateur athlete for doping, after he helped the organisation catch and convict another athlete for doping. ‘According to the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases, the statement of a key witness is one of the few, rare opportunities...

03/01/2018

International Luge Federation decides against sanctioning Russians

The International Luge Federation (FIL) has decided against sanctioning two Sochi 2014 silver medalists Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko, despite both being banned by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Oswald Commission. On 22 December, the two Russians were found to have committed anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), were disqualified, and...

03/01/2018

Sweden’s biathlon coach considers legal action over PyeongChang ban

Wolfgang Pichler, the German coach of Sweden’s biathlon team, is taking legal advice after finding himself banned from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics due to his involvement with Russian biathletes who have been sanctioned for doping. Pichler coached the Russian biathlon team from 2011 until 2014 – specifically, Jana...

21/12/2017

IBSF to appeal decision not to re-impose Russian provisional suspensions

The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) is to appeal a decision not to re-impose provisional suspensions on Alexandr Zubkov and Aleksandr Tretiakov, after its Doping Hearing Panel ruled that to do so would breach the World Anti-Doping Code and the principles of international law. Unless the Court of...

20/12/2017

IOC’s Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group releases guidelines

Following a meeting with representatives of the suspended Russian Olympic Committee last week, the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OARIG) has established a list of principles relating to the design of the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) uniforms (ceremonies, competition, training and casual), accessories and equipment. 1. Athletes’...

14/12/2017

Life Olympic bans on Russian athletes violate legal principles

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to sanction Russian athletes with a ban from all future editions of the Olympic Games would appear to violate legal principles, as well as Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) jurisprudence. On 12 December, the IOC disqualified the Russian women’s ice-hockey team from...

06/12/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 6 December 2017

• FIFA has lifted its suspension of the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) after the Kuwait Parliament adopted a new sports law, it announced today. The KFA was originally suspended in October 2015 for violating Articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes, which refer to the political independence of...

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