The sports court has banned 28 Russian athletes from doping.
In Switzerland have a special court overturned a lifetime ban on 28 was accused of doping ban on Russia’s Olympic athletes, and in 2014 winter games in sochi restored their grades.
“The evidence collected is insufficient to prove that the athletes have violated anti-doping rules… “.
“For the 28 athletes, the appeal was upheld, the sanctions were lifted and sochi 2014 was restored,” the tribunal said.
Among the recovering athletes were two sochi gold medalists – cross-country skier Alexander Legkov and skeleton medalist Alexander Tretiakov.
Eleven other people saw their doping convictions confirmed, but their sentences were reduced. They will not be suspended for life and will only compete at this month’s pyeongchang winter games.
The Chinese academy of sciences said its task was “not to determine in general whether an organized programme would allow the manipulation of doping samples”, but to examine the 39 cases separately.
The ioc warned that “this could have a serious impact on future anti-doping” and said it was considering an appeal to the Swiss federal court.
A kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Dmitry Peskov), said the court’s decision “confirmed that in a court of law, and other aspects positive efforts to protect their rights is reasonable, they can be effective, they must go on”.
The international Olympic committee has banned Russia from participating in the 2014 Olympic Games. However, the international Olympic committee has allowed individual athletes to participate if they “pass a rigorous examination, not a national uniform… Competition is heading from the Russian Olympic athlete (OAR), NPR’s bill Chappell reports in December.
The panel’s decision also affected another group of athletes: those hoping for a medal because of Russian doping violations.
American skull racer Katie Uhlaender won a medal after being suspended from the sochi bronze medalist, Elena Nikitina. The Chinese academy of sciences ruled today that there was not enough evidence for Nikitina.
According to the CBC, Uhlaender said: “there is no doubt that we can say that this is the integrity of sport. “I’m looking for a movement leader to do something to save it.”
Darrin, chief executive of the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Steele told the BBC that he is encouraging the team to remain focused when preparing in South Korea: “we can’t let it take away the right of the sport.”