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GENEVA, July 4. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has received a lawsuit from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in defense of Russian athletes who want to perform at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the CAS announced on its website on Monday.
The sides have agreed on the accelerated procedure of hearing the lawsuit, a decision on which will be announced no later than July 21, the CAS website said.
"The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and 68 Russian athletes have concluded a specific arbitration agreement to designate the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as the final instance to settle the dispute between the ROC and the IAAF concerning the participation of 68 Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio2016," the CAS said in a statement.
As TASS reported earlier, the ROC and Russian athletes will act as a single plaintiff to challenge the world athletic body’s decision of June 17 preventing the participation of "clean" Russian athletes in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Russian athletes’ interests in the CAS will be represented by several foreign specialists.
The Olympic summit on June 21 resolved that Russian athletes who would undergo the IAAF’s check into their non-involvement in anti-doping violations would be able to take part in the Rio Olympic Games. What’s more, they will be able to perform under the Russian flag.
For this purpose, athletes should file applications to the IAAF before July 4, which will be considered by the world athletic body in an individual manner.
The Olympic Games in Brazil will be held on August 5-21.