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Minister: CAS decision on Russian swimmer Efimova reasonable and fair

August 05, 14:11 UTC+3
On Thursday, CAS satisfied Efimova’s lawsuit against the Russian Olympic Committee and the International Swimming Federation
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Yulia Efimova

Yulia Efimova

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MOSCOW, August 5. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision on Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova is reasonable and fair, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Friday.

"I am glad that a reasonable and fair decision was made on Efimova," Mutko said.

On Thursday, CAS satisfied Efimova’s lawsuit against the Russian Olympic Committee and the International Swimming Federation (FINA). The International Olympic Committee took part in the process as a party in interest. Previously, the athlete was banned from competing in the Rio Olympics for the 2013 abuse of doping rules for which she had already endured her punishment.

The 31st Summer Olympic Games, the very first for Latin America, will be held in the resort city of Rio de Janeiro between August 5 and 21.

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