Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Lausanne upheld the decision of the International ski Federation (FIS) about the suspension of five Russian skiers based on data from the report of Richard McLaren, reports the press service of the CAS.
Alexander passenger cars, Evgenia Belova, Alexey Petukhov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and Evgeniy Shapovalov suspected anti-doping rule violation. Their urine samples provided during the winter Olympics in Sochi, could be tampered with.
The court ruled separately on appeal Petukhov, Vylegzhanin and Shapovalova, separately for passenger cars and the statements Belov. However, in both cases the dismissal was upheld.
Thus, these athletes will not be able to participate in the start on 22 February in the Finnish Lahti the world Championships in ski sports. Jobs in the application of the Russian team for them was held until the CAS decision.
After the publication of the second part of the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency under the leadership of Richard McLaren FIS on December 23 announced a temporary suspension of passenger cars, Belova, Petukhova, Vylegzhanin, Shapovalova and Julia Ivanova. All athletes, but Ivanova had appealed to the CAS, which considered their cases in an expedited manner.