CAS Ad Hoc Division denies jurisdiction to hear application of russian athletes and entourage

February 08, 2018

Six Russian athletes and seven members of the athletes' entourage had their Olympic Games participation hopes crushed on Thursday when the Ad Hoc Division of CAS ruled on the basis of the written submissions filed by the parties and determined that the CAS ad hoc Division lacked jurisdiction to deal with any of the two applications.

- The application filed Wednesday by the Russian athletes Tatyana Borodulina, Pavel Kulizhnikov,
Alexander Loginov, Irina Starykh, Dimitry Vassiliev and Denis Yuskov v. the International
Olympic Committee (IOC); and their entourage - (doctors, coaches or support personnel) Pavel Abratkiewicz, Victor Sivkov, Anna Vychik, Evgeny Zykov, Anatoly Chelyshev, Danil Chaban and Konstantin Poltavets.
The Applicants were challenging the IOC’s refusal to invite them to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
A CAS Panel composed of Dr Mohamed Abdel-Raouf (Egypt), President, Prof. Laurence Boisson de
Chazournes (Switzerland/France), arbitrator, and Mr Jinwon Park (Korea), arbitrator, ruled on the
basis of the written submissions filed by the parties and determined that the CAS ad hoc Division
lacked jurisdiction to deal with any of the two applications.

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