President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that Russian athletes who served a suspension for doping will be able to participate in the Olympic Games without any restrictions.

“For athletes with a doping history who have served a disqualification. They can participate in the Olympic Games and World Championships without any restrictions, “P-Sport quotes Pozdnyakov as saying.

Recall that today, December 17, it became known that Russian athletes will not be able to compete under their own flag until 2022.

On December 9, 2019, the WADA Executive Committee stripped the Russian agency of its compliance status, which made it possible to apply such serious measures. The World Anti — Doping Agency was given the opportunity to deprive athletes of the right to compete at the World Championships and Olympic Games under the flag of their country less than a year before the decision of the executive committee-these changes were made to the World Anti-Doping Code.

In addition, due to the decision of the CAS, Russian officials will not be able to hold senior positions in international sports federations.

Samuelsson: if it is forbidden to perform with the flag at the OI, then it should be done at the World Cup

Swedish biathlete Sebastian Samuelsson commented on the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dispute with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. One of the adopted points was to deprive Russian athletes of the opportunity to compete under their own flag at international competitions until 2022.

“a rather strange decision of cas. If it is forbidden to perform with the flag and anthem at the Olympic Games, then it should be done at the World Cup stages. what’s the difference? Should I say usernames and Glazyrina? No, “Samuelsson was quoted as saying by Match TV.

Recall that on December 9, 2019, the WADA Executive Committee stripped the Russian agency of its compliance status, which made it possible to apply these serious measures. The World Anti — Doping Agency was given the opportunity to deprive athletes of the right to compete at the World Championships and Olympic Games under the flag of their country less than a year before the decision of the executive committee-these changes were made to the World Anti-Doping Code.

In addition, due to the decision of the CAS, Russian officials will not be able to hold senior positions in international sports federations.