Putin praises Army-2017 international military forumMilitary & Defense August 22, 14:15
Belarus invites Ukraine and NATO to monitor West-2017 military drillsMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:55
Russia may develop seven-tonne remote-controlled convertiplaneMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:53
Deliveries of Mi-28NM helicopters may start in 2018Military & Defense August 22, 13:39
Press review: US Embassy's seismic visa shift and Iraq mops up Islamic StatePress Review August 22, 13:00
Russia to grant $700 mln loan to BelarusBusiness & Economy August 22, 12:58
Russia’s Aerospace Force to get eight Mi-28UB helicopters by year-endMilitary & Defense August 22, 12:44
Ka-52 helicopter to be armed with new defense systemMilitary & Defense August 22, 12:00
Rostov-on-Don inferno claims life of one victimSociety & Culture August 22, 11:41
RIO DE JANEIRO, August 5. /TASS/. It is hard to believe that the whole Russian weightlifting team was banned from competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but conclusions will be made, the Russian Weightlifting Federation’s (RWF) President Sergey Syrtsov told TASS on Friday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne dismissed RWF’s appeal against the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) decision to ban all Russian weightlifters from competing in the Olympics.
"I can’t wrap my around what’s happening now, including the decisions made regarding our guys by the Court of Arbitration for Sport," Syrtsov said. "Lawyers could not find words to explain what happened - why were those decisions based on McLaren’s reports, WADA’s conclusions?"
IWF banned the Russian national team from competing in the Olympic Games on August 1 over doping allegations.
"Out of 17 members of the IWF Executive Board, only three voted for the Russian team. Before that, the IWF president received a letter from the head of the German federation calling for banning our athletes from participating in the Olympics. In the end, the decision was based on doping tests from the 2008 Games and 2012 Games. But it is normal for other countries, and we get punished for this," Syrtsov noted.
"I would understand if it happened only with us. But such cases were in seven countries, and they are not banned. We will make conclusions from this," he added.