Rio 2016: As world gears up for Olympics, here are some Russians who’ll miss out due to doping scandal - Firstpost

Rio 2016: As world gears up for Olympics, here are some Russians who’ll miss out due to doping scandal

Following 'new guidance' on how to implement sanctions by the International Olympic Committee, the ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Games was eased as the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday.

Representational Image. AP.

Representational Image. AP.

The IOC had initially said any athlete 'implicated' in the state-run doping revealed by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren should be excluded from the Games.

But a new statement sent to the 28 summer Olympics federations on Monday "indicated that an athlete should not be considered as 'implicated' if the McLaren list does not refer to a prohibited substance which would have given rise to an anti-doping rules violation," the sailing federation said.


CAS said at least 11 of the 18 appeals launched at a special tribunal in Rio since 26 July involved Russian athletes banned after they were implicated in the McLaren probe. In comparison, the 2012 London Olympics, only saw 11 such cases in total.

An IOC spokesman said that a panel that will confirm the Russian team was still "very close" to finishing the final number.

According to an AFP report, at least 119 athletes from the 387 entered by the Russian Olympic Committee have now been excluded by federations.

List of prominent athletes affected after the ban:

Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko said on Saturday that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors, although decisions were still pending on several athletes.  However, 276 player names show up when searched on the official Rio 2016 website so far.

Here are some of the Russian athletes that won't be competing in Rio so far:

Nikita Lobintsev
Vladimir Morozov
Daria Ustinova
Anastasia Krapivina
Yulia Efimova
Mikhail Dovgalyuk
Natalia Lovtsova

Anastasia Karabelshchikova
Ivan Podshivalov
Daniil Andrienko
Ivan Balandin
Alexander Bogdachin
Alexeo Vikulin
Alexander Kornilov
Dmitri Kuznetsov
Alexander Kulech
Elena Lebedeva
Elena Oriabinskaya
Julia Popova
Ekaterina Potapova
Alevtina Savkina
Pavel Safonkin
Maxime Telintsyne
Anastassia Tikhanova
Alexandra Fedorova
Aliona Chataguina
Semion Iaganov
Ksenia Iamayeva
Anastassia Ianina

Oleg Chen
Adam Maligov
Ruslan Albegov
David Bedzhanyan
Artem Okulov
Tatiana Kashirina
Tima Turieva
Anastasia Romanova

Alexander Markin

Elena Aniushina
Natalia Podolskaia
Alexander Dyachenko
Andrey Kraitor
Alexey Korovashkov

Sergey Shilov
Ilnur Zakarin
Olga Zabelinskaya

Maksim Kustov
Ilia Frolov

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