Lawyer: IOC loses Swiss supreme court appeal in Russian case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Lawyer Christof Wieschemann says in a statement "Alexander Legkov can rightly claim: 'My medals are clean!' Congratulations."
The IOC had stripped Legkov of his gold medal in 50-kilometer freestyle and silver in the 4x10-kilometer relay.
Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Two groups of Russian athletes seeking late entry for the Pyeongchang Olympics had their appeals adjourned Wednesday, leaving decisions on their participation to the eve of the opening ceremony at the earliest.
A group of 32 Russians who were denied invitations to the Olympics because of evidence linking them to past doping had their case heard Wednesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport but no decision was made.
IOC chief calls CAS ruling ‘extremely disappointing’
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has strongly criticized the midweek ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that lifted Olympic doping bans for 28 Russian athletes, calling it "extremely disappointing and surprising."
"The IOC, we would never have expected this," Bach said Sunday in Pyeongchang, where the Winter Olympics start Friday. "We feel that this decision shows the urgent need for reforms in the internal structure of CAS."
The Latest: Russians want 15 more Olympic invitations
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping (all times local):
The Russian Olympic Committee says it wants to send 15 of the 28 athletes who won their appeals against doping bans to the Pyeongchang Games.
ROC senior vice president Stanislav Pozdnyakov says in comments reported by state news agency Tass that "the ROC is now asking the (International Olympic Committee) to send invitations to the games to 15 athletes no later than Feb. 2."
Russian gold medalist disqualified for Sochi Olympics doping
GENEVA (AP) — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday.
All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for life from attending another Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Six Russian cross-country skiers will stay suspended until an IOC panel judges if they were part of a state-backed doping conspiracy at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Olympic commission — chaired by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald — should deliver rulings "during the summer period."
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three Russian Olympic medalists have appeal hearings in doping cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport this month.
High jumper Anna Chicherova's appeal is set for May 30-31 to challenge the IOC stripping her of a bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the court said Wednesday.