And a right outcome – the athletes who compete do so on behalf of their country, not as individuals. Where the country is wrong, it must not have a place at the table lest it can’t do more than mere lip service to the oath all must take when competing.
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© Vasily Maximov, AFP | Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov (pictured left) competes in the men’s 110m hurdles heats at a national athletics cup in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on July 20, 2016
“CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes,” CAS said in a statement.
The ruling by the CAS, sport’s highest tribunal, will be taken into consideration by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as it ponders whether to impose a blanket ban on Russia from all sports.
The affair has triggered a crisis in world sport, with Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking of the risk of a split in…
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