CAS: Russian field and track athletes barred from 2016 Rio Games

Baku, July 21, AZERTAC

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected the Russian Olympic Committee’s appeal against athletes’ ban from track and field competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to TASS.

"CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes," CAS said in a statement.

The verdict will not let Russian athletes except Darya Klishina take part in the coming Olympics in Rio.

Matthieu Reeb, the secretary of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), following the court's relevant ruling said the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) had no right to enter its national field and track athletes for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

The secretary general noted that Russian Olympic Committee could appeal the ruling in the Swiss Federal Court.

The IAAF has hailed the ruling to bar Russian field and track athletes from the Rio Olympics.

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