Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Center Parcs - der Familienkurzurlaub im Internet!


Espresso der Extra-Klasse


     
Hotelsuche in 
 

NEWS FEATURE IOC decision on Russia brings back memories of Osaka Rule By John Bagratuni, dpa

Europe
Von unserem dpa-Korrespondenten und Europe Online   auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
IOC sanctions against previously doped Russian athletes brings back memories of the Osaka Rule but there will be no official complaint.

Berlin (dpa) - The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban all Russian athletes with a doping sanction in the past from the Rio Olympics has led to widespread criticism.

It also brings back memories of the so-called Osaka Rule which was nullified in 2011 by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

German athletics chief Clemens Prokop on Monday named the IOC ruling "illegal" because of the CAS ruling and because the presence in Rio of other athletes who have previously served doping bans.

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov was also not happy with the ruling but said the ROC won‘t appeal the IOC ruling because of lack of time with just 11 days left until the August 5 opening ceremony in Rio.

However, he didn‘t rule out such action from individual athletes, and judging by the 2011 ruling Russian athletes could be successful.

Decided during the 2007 world athletics championships in Osaka, Japan, the IOC banned athletes with doping suspensions of more than six months from the following Olympics, under article 45 of its Charter at the time.

The IOC president Jacques Rogge said the measure was "to tell them if you cheat there will be no Olympic Games. I believe it will be a powerful deterrent."

This ruling was challenged by the American Olympic committee USOC before the CAS, speaking of double punishment for one offence, in order to have its 400 metres world and Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt compete at the London 2012 Games despite serving a 21-month ban.

The CAS ruled in USOC‘s favour in October 2011, not because it was strictly against the Olympic ban but rather because it was not compliant with the WADA Code at the time and effectively a double punishment - with the WADA Code part of the Olympic Charter just as article 45.

The CAS judges however invited WADA and the IOC to amend the code in such a way that it incorporated article 45 and that "the ineligibility would be part of a single sanction."

However, it was then decided for legal reasons to drop the Osaka Rule in favour of doubling the length of bans in the WADA Code from two to four years for serious offences - a timeline that automatically covers the following Olympics.

This in theory opens the door for Russians whose bans have expired to contest being barred from Rio, but, given that Russia narrowly escaped a blanket ban, it appears unlikely that athletes will take this step.

"It is fair to ban from the Olympics those Russian athletes who have been sanctioned for doping abuses," Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko was quoted by the Tass agency as saying on Sunday.

Facts
 

 

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

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)
Name
E-Mail

Name
E-Mail
   
 
Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
 
Europe
The decision by the IOC to ban Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova from the Rio Games has not gone down well in the sports and anti-doping community.Berlin (dpa) - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director Olivier Niggli was very clear when he
weiter
Europe
Berlin (dpa) - The ruling athletics body IAAF says it can assist other sports federations on the issue of eligibility for Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.The IAAF has suspended the Russian athletics federation and turned down requests
weiter
Europe
Berlin (dpa) - The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) welcomes the decision by the International Olympic Committee not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes in connection with doping.ANOC president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
weiter
Europe
Moscow (dpa) - Russia welcomes the decision of the International Olympic Committee not to ban all of its athletes from the upcoming Rio Games.Dmitiri Svishtchov, head of the nation‘s parliamentary sports commission was quoted by the Tass agency
weiter
Europe
Berlin (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided against a ban of all Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in connection with allegations of widespread and state-organised doping.The IOC said after an executive
weiter
Europe
Berlin (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided against a ban of all Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in connection with allegations of widespread and state-organised doping.The IOC said after an executive
weiter
 
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
 
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
 
NACHRICHTEN
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
Wetter

Zürich


(18.07.2018 12:14)

16 / 29 °C


19.07.2018
16 / 29 °C
20.07.2018
16 / 29 °C
powered by wetter.com
Stock News

Ecken
LÄNDER
STÄDTE
EUROPA-TOUREN

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 ...

banner

banner

banner

banner

© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, info@europeonline-magazine.eu | Impressum