Russian athletes cleared of doping charges

RT | 4 Feb 2018

IOC chief Thomas Bach has once again hit out at the “extremely disappointing” CAS decision to clear 28 Russian athletes of doping allegations, saying that sport’s highest tribunal is losing credibility and needs urgent reform.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) knew only what had been released by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in its a press statement and this was “extremely unsatisfactory given the gravity of the cases,” Bach told a media conference in PyeongChang on Sunday.
“We cannot have a situation of CAS losing its credibility with athletes… We have to do our job to make proposals so trust of the athletes can be restored,” Bach said. The former Olympic fencer said that the ruling was “extremely disappointing and surprising.” “We feel that this decision shows the urgent need for reforms in the internal structure of CAS,” Bach added.

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