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Russia wants to demand a restructure of the IOC after PyeongChang Olympics
The Chairperson of the Upper House (Federation Council) of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, has stated that after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Russia will demand a revision of the powers and the composition of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as reported by RBC news agency, citing a statement from the press service of the Federation Council.
Matviyenko’s comments followed a statement from the IOC that the committee was going to appeal the ruling of the Court of …
Many famous Russian athletes will not attend Olympics in Pyeongchang
Due to the doping scandal, the International Olympic Committee has banned many top Russian athletes from participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in Peongchang even under a neutral flag. Those who will not make it to the games include six times Olympic champion, 20-times world champion and primary contender for victory in the short-track speed skating contest Viktor Ahn, Russia’s top biathlete Anton Shipulin, and Russia’s top cross-country skier Sergei Ustiugov.
As reported by the French news …
Russia prepares sanctions against U.S. Special Prosecutor Mueller
The Council of the Federation of Russia prepared a preliminary version of a list of those implicated in Russia’s ouster from the 2018 Olympics, and sanctions are being prepared against them.
Included on the list, according to the media outlet RBK Group – citing two sources in the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament – are the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie, U.S. Attorney General Robert Mueller, head of the WADA commission to investigate charges of doping at the …
Russia asks IOC’s permission to use the symbols of the USSR for the 2018 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) special commission will consider allowing Russian athletes to use the flag and anthem of the Soviet Union, after the athletes were prohibited from using Russian national symbols at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, R-Sport agency reports.
"All such issues are considered by the Working Group on Olympic athletes from Russia. The IOC will issue guidelines for implementation of the group's decisions in due time, as indicated in the statement …
Russia to conduct ‘alternative Olympics’ for athletes banned from going to South Korea due to doping
The Russian Minister of Sport, Pavel Kolobkov, has told journalists that his ministry will organize and carry out separate games for athletes banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea.
Kolobkov said the competition will not seek to obtain a new Olympic Games status because the exclusive rights to conduct the Olympics were owned by the International Olympic Committee.
“Currently we are considering organizing a number of competitions and inviting foreign colleagues. We …
Russian Prime Minister Medvedev: Athletes will decide for themselves whether to go to the Olympics or not
Right after Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the dismissal of the entire Russian team from the Olympics in Korea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that nobody would prevent the athletes from participating in the Olympics under neutral status. Moreover, he even promised to cheer for them.
"This decision was a heavy blow for millions of our people and a real tragedy for many Russian athletes, since the South Korean Olympics is the last chance for some of them to compete …
Russia refuses to return medals of athletes accused of doping
The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation declared that skiers and bobsledders who were disqualified from the Olympics and stripped of their 2014 Olympic Medals are not going to return the medals and will ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne to consider their lawsuits before the 2018 Olympics, reported Interfax, citing a source in the Russian Ministry of Sport.
“The Bobsled Federation of Russia and the Cross-Country Ski Federation of Russian are ready to appeal to the …
UK Anti-Doping Agency calls for the Russian national team be disqualified from 2018 Olympics
The head of the British Anti-Doping Agency, David Kenworthy exhorted the disqualification of the Russian national team from participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korean Pyeongchang.
He stated this in an interview with the BBC on Saturday, January 7, commenting on the facts of the second part of the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency Commission under the direction of Richard McLaren.
"What has been done in Russia is unbelievable. It's even more incredible than a James …
Russia could lose skiing medals from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
According to Iltalehti.fi, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and four other Russian skiers who were temporarily suspended from competition on the basis of the report of the Head of WADA Independent Commission, Richard McLaren, could lose their medals. The edition reported that the final decision on the matter could be announced in January.
On the 23rd of December, the International Olympic Committee initiated disciplinary cases against 28 Russian athletes who participated in the Sochi …
International Paralympic Committee determined the conditions to restore Russia's membership
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has requested that the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) halt legal proceedings regarding the defense of the rights of Russian athletes in order to restore the membership of the RPC. The chairman of the Executive Committee of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Pavel Rozhkov, stated this at the meeting of the Federation Council on social policy, Interfax reported.
“We have sent a second request to the International Paralympic Committee on criteria …