ESSA, IOC to safeguard integrity at Pyeongchang 2018
07 February, 2018, 19:20
Thirteen Russian athletes and two coaches banned for life for doping and then controversially cleared of wrongdoing may be headed to the Pyeongchang Olympics after all, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.
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"We very much regret it".
The North, however, has agreed with South Korea to send 22 athletes and a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Games starting on Friday.
Bach added that the International Olympic Committee would be freezing all contacts with the sport's governing AIBA "excluding the ones on a working level necessary to implement the respective International Olympic Committee decisions".
Separately 28 Russians have had Olympic life bans in connection with doping practices overturned by CAS.
After the CAS decision, Russia's Olympic Committee requested that 13 active athletes and two who had become coaches should be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Games but the IOC has refused to extend invitations to them.
CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb said the first hearing started Wednesday but had been adjourned to Thursday, resuming at noon, "in order to hear also the second case".
Bach, speaking in Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics, read a statement featuring seven decisions, the last of which warned boxing could be omitted from the Olympics if AIBA's governance did not improve. The IOC reserved the right to the final word in regard to Russian athletes, who will go to PyeongChang under the neutral status.
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The petition follows the IOC's Monday for 15 Russian athletes and coaches "cleared of doping" to attend the Pyeongchang Games.The 13 athletes and two coaches were among 28 Russians whose lifetime by the Swiss-based CAS on February 1.
"They want to consolidate the two cases", Reeb said.
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It was greeted by throngs of protesters, some of whom held large photos of Kim Jong Un with black crosses drawn through them. The South's preparation for the North's participation in the games has been limited by multilayered sanctions.
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