February 22
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the announcement by the Sports Arbitration Court, which dismissed the application filed by 47 Russian athletes against the International Olympic Committee (IOC), WADA reported.

According to the statement, CAS decision “come as welcome news for WADA; as they will, for athletes and all others worldwide that care for clean sport and the integrity of the Games.”

However, CAS considers that the panel’s decisions were not carried out in a discriminatory manner, the statement said.

“The CAS arbitrators established that the process created by the IOC to establish an invitation list of Olympic Athletes from Russian (OAR) could not be described as a sanction but rather as an eligibility decision.”

WADA noted that CAS “faced with evaluating an unprecedented response to an extraordinary situation, that is, a state-sponsored doping scheme.”

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