The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday acknowledged a two-year ban imposed on Russia by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and mentioned it’s going to seek the advice of with Worldwide Federations (IF) and the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the matter.
The ban implies that Russian athletes will not be capable of compete below the Russian flag within the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
“The IOC has taken observe of the CAS determination. It should now rigorously consider the award and its penalties for competitions inside the Olympic Motion, specifically with regard to the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022,” mentioned the IOC in a press release.
“On this respect, the IOC will seek the advice of with the Worldwide Federations and the Worldwide Paralympic Committee with a view to having a constant method within the implementation of the award.”
The Lausanne-based CAS halved the four-year ban that was initially imposed by the World Anti-Doping Company in a landmark case that accused Russia of working an elaborate state-sponsored doping programme and widespread tampering of a testing laboratory database in Moscow.