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CAS rules in favor of Russian track and field athlete Darya Klishina

August 15, 8:25 UTC+3 RIO DE JANEIRO
The court upheld the appeal against the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban Klishina from participating in the 2016 Olympics
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Russian track and field athlete Darya Klishina

Russian track and field athlete Darya Klishina

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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 15. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeal of the Russian track and field athlete Darya Klishina against the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to ban her from participating in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters said.

It was reported earlier that the Russian track and field athlete Darya Klishina was banned from competing at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

On June 17, the IAAF Council ruled it was still too early to restore ARAF’s (All-Russia Athletics Federation) membership in the international organization subsequently extending the suspension of Russian athletes from all international tournaments, including the 2016 Olympic Games.

The IAAF announced in late June that it had amended the organization’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments.

Last month, IAAF’s anti-doping department rejected personal applications from all Russian track and field athletes to participate in international competitions, including the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, except for long jumper, Darya Klishina.

Later in July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned down an appeal from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 national athletes filed against IAAF, thus closing the doors on Russian field and track athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

IOC President Thomas Bach announced in late July that Russian athletes, with the exception of track and field competitors, were allowed to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics based on individual approval of each respective international sports federation or association.

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