South Korea: IOC to consider Olympic invitation for 15 Russian athletes

IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will consider an invitation to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics for 15 of the 28 Russian athletes whose appeals were upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), during a press conference in PyeongChang, Saturday. «The CAS decision to remind you: 28 cases were upheld by the appeal. Of those 28, 13 are... Еще active athletes and two are now coaches, so the key number there is 15. Those 15 names will be given to the Invitation Review Panel, chaired by Valerie Fourneyron, former French Sports Minister, and that group will review those in the light of this CAS decision,» Adams stated. «During the games, there wil be over 2,500 blood and urine tests, 1,400 out of competition, 1,000 in competition,» Adams continued, adding that «athletes from Russia have been tested twice as much as any other nation.» «Russian athletes, there have been 2,292 tests. The next biggest nations in terms of tests is 1,474 is Germany. The USA 1,079, Canada 938, Japan 689, I could go on,» the IOC spokesperson stated.

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