According to the American edition of The New York Times, Russia is trying to prevent the publication of the full text of the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) in the case of a dispute between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
The article says that many considered the punishment for Russia too lenient. So, the American biathlete Claire Egan said that this decision offended and disappointed her, and she also noted that she does not understand how such decisions can be made.
According to the CAS verdict, Russian athletes can participate in the Olympic games and world Championships in Olympic sports only in a neutral status until December 16, 2020. Their uniforms must bear the inscription “neutral athlete”, they are forbidden to have a flag, coat of arms or other national symbols. The Russian national anthem will not be performed at award ceremonies. Russia is also deprived of the right to host or qualify for the world Championships and Olympic games within the next two years.
Initially the WADA had demanded for Russia the sanctions for four years. According to the decision of the CAS, this period is reduced to two years. The article indicates that Russia is trying to block the publication of the full 186-page verdict of the court, although WADA rules clearly state that all CAS decisions must be published in full.
It became known how much the Olympics in Tokyo have risen in price due to the pandemic
The total budget of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has increased to $ 15.8 billion due to the postponement for the year, Kyodo news agency reports. This is about $ 2.85 billion more than the original amount.
Most of the amount will be spent on the improvement of sports facilities and maintenance of the Olympic Village.
931 million will be spent on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Recall that the IOC and the Organizing committee of the Olympic Games in Tokyo at the end of March this year announced the postponement of the Summer Olympics to 2021 due to the pandemic.
The games are now scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021.