Contents tagged with IOC

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev: IOC has adopted a shameful decision in denying 'justified' Russian athletes from participating in the Olympics

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a "shameful decision" in refusing to invite 15 "justified" athletes and coaches from Russia to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

    "The IOC Commission has adopted a shameful decision. Unjust and unlawful. Immoral and politically motivated. By denying our athletes, whose rights were reinstated by a sports court designed specifically to resolve such disputable situations, the …

  • IOC President: Sports Arbitration Court needs reform

    The decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which fully granted appeals for and canceled sanctions against 28 Russian athletes, "is extremely disappointing and surprising," said International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.

    Bach also believes that the CAS’ recent decision demonstrates the "extreme" need to reform its internal structure.

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport canceled the lifetime disqualification of 28 Russian athletes due to "insufficient" evidence …

  • Russia wants to demand a restructure of the IOC after PyeongChang Olympics

    The Chairperson of the Upper House (Federation Council) of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, has stated that after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Russia will demand a revision of the powers and the composition of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as reported by RBC news agency, citing a statement from the press service of the Federation Council.

    Matviyenko’s comments followed a statement from the IOC that the committee was going to appeal the ruling of the Court of …

  • Russia asks IOC to invite acquitted athletes to the Winter Olympics

    The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has appealed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with a "strong request" to send invitations to Russian athletes acquitted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by February 2. This, according to TASS, was reported by the ROC Vice-President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

    According to Pozdnyakov, the request concerns 15 out of 28 acquitted athletes. "The ROC appeals to the IOC and urgently requests individual invitations to the Games [be sent] to …

  • International Olympic Committee prohibits fans from using Russian flag during the games

    The Chief Editor of the sports broadcast of Russian Channel One, Vasily Konov, indicated that fans will be prohibited from bringing flags of the countries who are not participating in the Olympic Games into the games, as he wrote on his Twitter page. "Russia will not participate in the Olympic Games. That is, formally, the Russian flag is also banned at all facilities of the Games,” he wrote.

    The users of the social network reacted strongly against this information. Russian users offered to …

  • Russia agrees to pay $15 million fine to International Olympic Committee

    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, …