Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
ITS | Jahn | Tjaereborg

Bundesliga-Tickets mit Garantie!

Hotelsuche in 

1ST LEAD World champ Efimova to swim in Rio, IOC accepts defeat on past bans By John Bagratuni and Derek Wilson, dpa

Von unserem dpa-Korrespondenten und Europe Online   auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Swimming world champion Yulia Efimova is to compete in the Olympic Games, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday, as the International Olympic Committee are unable to ban athletes based on previous doping sanctions.

TASS quoted Russian Olympic delegation chief Igor Kazikov as saying: "We‘ve received a letter from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) where it confirms Yulia can take part in the Games."

As part of the allegations of widespread and state-controlled doping in Russia made in a report by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigator Richard McLaren, the IOC outlawed Russians with a doping past competing in Rio.

However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday said the IOC‘s bid to exclude athletes based on previous sanctions "is unenforceable as it does not respect the athletes‘ right of natural justice."

Efimova, a four-time world champion, is the reigning 100-metre breaststroke title holder but was initially banned from competing in Rio due to a previous 16-month doping ban from 2014.

And now she is heading to Rio as a strong contender in the 100m in what is likely to be a grudge race with 2012 Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania, American Lilly King and Jamaican Aila Atkinson.

Earlier Friday the IOC said it was frustrated by the latest ruling from CAS.

"We are naturally disappointed that the Court of Arbitration for Sport considered our measures against doped athletes too tough. We of course accept their judgement," a brief statement said.

TASS also reported CAS turned down appeals against Olympic bans for Russian cyclists Kirill Svechnikov, Dmitri Sokolov and Dmitri Strakhov.

At the same time, the arbitration body ruled against an IOC ban for Russian cyclists Ilnur Zakarin, Olga Zabelinskaya and Sergei Shilov.

However, Zakarin will not compete in Rio after all because of a lack of training, Tass reported.

Sailor Pavel Sozykin was also cleared to start in Rio.



Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
* Pflichtangaben
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)

Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - An Irish Olympic boxer has been provisionally suspended for a positive doping test on the eve of the Rio Games, which open Friday."The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has been notified by Sport Ireland today of an
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Russia has denied that one of its diplomats shot dead a would-be robber in Rio de Janeiro, a Russian state-owned news agency said Friday.Brazilian state news agency Agencia Brasil had earlier reported that the Russian vice
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled Thursday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) cannot ban Russian rowers Anastasia Karabelshikova and Ivan Podshivalov, and swimmer Yulia Efimova, from the Rio Olympics
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sent a clarification letter to international sports federation to clarify eligibility criteria for Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics, which start Friday.IOC spokesman
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday dismissed criticism from Olympics head Thomas Bach on their handling of doping practices in Russia ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.WADA said in a statement it was not possible
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - All 11 Russian boxers qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been cleared to compete by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the ruling boxing body AIBA said on Thursday.AIBA said it had recommended all the
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - Norway‘s Marit Bjoergen wins the 30-kilometres cross country ski race to become the best decorated Winter Olympian of a all time with eight gold, four silver and three bronze.
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - China highlighted that construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is in full swing while trying to defuse questions on the sensitive issue of artificial snow-making at the ski venues.Organizing committee BOCOG
Berlin (dpa) - Figure skating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with day and time (in GMT), 2014 champions and athletes to watch.Monday, February 12, 0100: team event (Russia) Thursday, February 15, 0130: pairs (Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov,
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
Berlin (dpa) - Germany‘s newly-minted Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, has stressed the virtues of open markets and expressed confidence that Europe and the United States can reach a compromise on trade in his first major interview since
London (dpa) - Britain‘s Foreign Office said it is considering a request from Russia to see Yulia Skripal, whose condition has improved after she was poisoned in the city of Salisbury in early March.Skripal is the daughter of former Russian
London (dpa) - Britain‘s Foreign Office said it is considering a request from Russia to see Yulia Skripal, whose condition has improved after she was poisoned in the city of Salisbury in early March.Skripal is the daughter of former Russian
Berlin (dpa) - An ongoing dispute within Germany‘s coalition over the role of Islam in the country re-emerged on Saturday, as party officials gave conflicting messages in interviews published by German media.Just ahead of Easter celebrations
Madrid (dpa) - Former president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont on Saturday struck a defiant tone in his first public message since being taken into Germany custody last Sunday. "Let it be clear to all: I will not give up, I will not resign, I will
Seoul (dpa) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its role in helping bring about a "dramatic thawing season" on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea‘s state media reported on Saturday.North


(21.08.2018 19:57)

21 / 33 °C

21 / 32 °C
21 / 32 °C
powered by
Stock News


Agenda - The Week Ahea ...
Agenda - The Week Ahea ...

Afghan Farah Governor ...
Ministry Warns Cinema ...

5TH LEAD Palestinians ...
German Economy Ministe ...

URGENT: Norway's Bjoe ...
China highlights Beiji ...





© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, | Impressum