CAS registers Russian appeal against Olympic membership suspension

CAS registers Russian appeal against Olympic membership suspension

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to suspend its membership. The ROC’s suspension came after it included regional sports organizations under the authority of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) as its members.

CAS has confirmed the registration of the appeal and stated that the ROC is requesting the reversal of the IOC’s decision and reinstatement as a recognized NOC with all the rights and privileges granted by the Olympic Charter. The arbitration proceedings have begun, with the parties exchanging written submissions and the panel of arbitrators being constituted according to the CAS Code.

The IOC banned the Russian Olympic Committee on October 12 for recognizing regional organizations from territories annexed from Ukraine. This immediate ban does not affect Russian athletes competing as neutrals, but the ROC will not be eligible for any funding.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the IOC, accusing them of using the Games as a political tool. He stated that the invitation to the Games is not solely based on sporting results but can be earned through political gestures unrelated to sports. Putin described this as gross and racist ethnic discrimination.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year has resulted in various sporting sanctions, including exclusion from international soccer. The CAS Panel’s decision on the ROC’s appeal will be final and binding, except for the parties’ right to file an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal within 30 days on limited grounds.

In conclusion, the Russian Olympic Committee has appealed the IOC’s decision to suspend its membership, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide the outcome of the appeal. The ban on the ROC was a result of recognizing regional organizations from annexed territories, and Russian athletes will compete as neutrals. President Putin criticized the IOC for using the Games for political purposes, and the CAS Panel’s decision will be final unless appealed to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

About News Team

Hi, I'm Alex Perez, an experienced writer with a focus on lifestyle and culture news. From food and fashion to travel and entertainment, I love exploring the latest trends and sharing my insights with readers. I also have a strong interest in world news and business, and enjoy covering breaking stories and events.

Have a tip we should know?

Most Read

  1. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    3 years ago
  2. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    3 years ago
  3. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    3 years ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    3 years ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    3 years ago
  6. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    3 years ago
  7. Health
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    3 years ago
  8. Sports
    Thousands of fans welcome Charlton funeral cortege at Old Trafford
    7 months ago
  9. News
    Brit left fighting for life after train derails in Argentinia
    7 months ago
    Dubai faces down airline rivals with $50 bln jet orders
    7 months ago
  11. Sunak
    UK’s Sunak brings back Cameron, sacks Braverman
    7 months ago
  12. Sports
    Man United’s Hojlund, Eriksen withdrawn from Denmark team duty
    7 months ago
  13. Health
    Autumn Sneezing Syndrome is on the rise… here’s what you can do
    7 months ago
  14. Canada
    Canada beat Italy to win Billie Jean King Cup for first time
    7 months ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: