Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Rowing Federation has lodged a suit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne to challenge the decision of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) to ban 17 Russian rowers from the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazils’ Rio, President of the Russian Rowing Federation Veniamin But told TASS on Monday.
FISA ruled earlier that only six out of 28 Russian rowers are allowed to compete in Rio, while the rest are banned from the Games as they lack doping tests made outside Russia. The international federation, according to But, was putting obstacles for the Russian side in solving this problem.
"We have engaged our lawyers who have issued a suit with the CAS on behalf of the athletes who were banned due to the lack of foreign-made doping tests. It is a collective suit from 17 people, and it has been filed," But said.
Following this decision, Russian Lightweight Men’s Four, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls, Women’s eight and Men’s eight entries were canceled. Russia’s quotas will go to other countries in accordance with their places taken at the final qualifying Lucerne World Rowing Cup in May 2016. Thus, "Australia has confirmed their intention to enter the Women’s eight, Greece has confirmed their intention to enter the Lightweight Men’s Four and Italy has confirmed their intention to enter the Men’s eight and the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls," FISA said.