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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has agreed to pay $15 million to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the development of a global anti-doping system, as stated by the head of the ROC, Alexander Zhukov, reports TASS news agency.
"We will pay. There is a contractual process currently in process with the IOC, and a payment deadline will be established," he reported.
On December 5, 2017, the IOC Executive Committee decided to suspend the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, …
The Russian Minister of Sport, Pavel Kolobkov, has told journalists that his ministry will organize and carry out separate games for athletes banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea.
Kolobkov said the competition will not seek to obtain a new Olympic Games status because the exclusive rights to conduct the Olympics were owned by the International Olympic Committee.
“Currently we are considering organizing a number of competitions and inviting foreign colleagues. We …
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sent the names of 300 Russian athletes suspected of doping to the international sports federations, Deutsche Welle reports.
On Thursday, December 14th, the sports British edition, Inside the Games, reported that the names of 300 athletes, including the representatives of both summer and winter sports and those who want to participate in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, had been selected from a list of 10,000 names available to informant Grigory Rodchenkov. …
The Canadian biathlon team has written a letter to the President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), Anders Besseberg, informing the Union that the athletes intend to boycott the IBU World Cup in Tyumen, Russia, reported the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
The reasoning for the boycott is the refusal of the IBU to punish the Russian team for numerous violations of anti-doping regulations discovered by the International Olympic Committee.
"The occurrence of high-level IBU events in Russia is …
Russian Federation authorities tried to spy on the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while it was investigating the systematic use of doping by Russian athletes, the Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, Samuel Schmid, said in an interview with Aargauer Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, December 9th, DW reports.
“But before we get to work we have taken precautionary measures,” the former head of the Department of Defense and former President of the Swiss …
The Kremlin will not interfere with Russian athletes participating under a neutral flag in the 2018 Olympics, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with workers at GAZ car plant in Nizhny Novgorod.According to him, the Russian authorities “themselves provided grounds” for the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the national team from the Olympic Games. At the same time, as Putin put it, the IOC has acted “not quite honestly” with the Russian athletes, …
In an interview with the German publication Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung , Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Rebecca Harms has urged politicians and visitors to boycott the World Cup in Russia.
"Politicians and visitors should stay away from the 2018 World Cup," Harms said.
The MEP added that Russia is not a country where it is worth holding such competitions. She named former German President Joachim Gauck, who refused to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, as a model example. …
The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation declared that skiers and bobsledders who were disqualified from the Olympics and stripped of their 2014 Olympic Medals are not going to return the medals and will ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne to consider their lawsuits before the 2018 Olympics, reported Interfax, citing a source in the Russian Ministry of Sport.
“The Bobsled Federation of Russia and the Cross-Country Ski Federation of Russian are ready to appeal to the …
The Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA decided not to restore the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency or RUSADA.
Leaving in force the decision on RUSADA, the Foundation Board noted the absence among Russian sports functionaries of the "unconditional recognition of the conclusions from the McLaren report," the BBC reports.
RUSADA activity was suspended in November 2015 after the independent WADA commission published a report that revealed a state-supported system of …
A German ARD correspondent, Hajo Seppelt, states that according to his sources, on November 16th in Seoul, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will again state that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) does not meet WADA standards and will not be reinstated.
According to the journalist, WADA did not receive confirmation of the implementation of two sections of the plan - Russia did not recognize the conclusions of Professor Richard McLaren about the existence of a system supporting doping …