CAS Clears Kudashev & Andrusenko To Compete In Tokyo

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has cleared Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) swimmers Aleksandr Kudashev and Veronika Andrusenko to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games beginning on July 23rd in Tokyo, Japan.

Per the statement on the All Russian Swimming Federation website, the organization conveys simply, ‘CAS case won. All claims have been dropped. Veronica Andrusenko and Alexander Kudashev will perform at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.’

The most recent FINA press release also rendered no additional details, reiterating how ‘FINA asserted ADRV’s [anti-doping rule violations] against the athletes and provisionally suspended them on the basis of evidence supplied by WADA, and stemming from WADA’s examination of materials recovered from the former Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, including the Laboratory Information Management System. Evidentiary packages had not previously been supplied against these athletes when WADA prosecuted the strongest cases resulting from its Operation LIMS for sanctioning.’

The CAS procedural document merely stated the following:

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rules that:
1. The claim filed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation against Ms Veronika Andrusenko and Mr Aleksandr Kudashev dated 14 July 2021 is dismissed.
2. The provisional suspension imposed on Ms Veronika Andrusenko and Mr Aleksandr Kudashev, pursuant to Article 7.4.2 of the 2021 FINA Doping Control Rules is lifted.
3. The costs of these arbitration proceedings, to be determined and served to the Parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be borne by the Fédération Internationale de Natation in their entirety.
4. Fédération Internationale de Natation shall pay a contribution to the legal fees and expenses of CHF 1,500 (one thousand five hundred Swiss Francs) to Ms Veronika Andrusenko and CHF 1,500 (one thousand five hundred Swiss Francs) to Mr Aleksandr Kudashev.
5. All other motions or prayers for relief are dismissed.

The swimmers’ clearance means that 2019 World University Games gold medalist Kudashev is back in the men’s 200m fly field while Andrusenko returns to the women’s 200m freestyle fold.

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Hswimmer
2 months ago

Fina loves Russia

Troyy
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

You should learn to read.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Eh well fina clearly doesn’t care either if they allow doping athletes to compete

Troyy
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

If CAS clears them to compete FINA can’t legally prevent them.

Admin
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 months ago

FINA and the CAS are not the same organization. In fact, FINA were the ones who tried to suspend the pair and lost – that’s why they have to pay for the proceedings.

PeachyBum
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

Eh, same shit different name. All these world sporting organizations are corrupt.

MrClean
2 months ago

As is tradition

Sapnu puas
2 months ago

Interesting

Yozhik
2 months ago

Let my people go!

Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

Money talks.

Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

Excellent! Isn’t it fishy how it’s only the lower performing/less marketable athletes that get “caught” for doping? As if all the top athletes from the US and Western Europe are clean.

Jojorab
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

because they are. specially Americans.

Notanyswimmer
Reply to  Jojorab
2 months ago

LOL

ITR
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

I think it was heavy sarcasm 🙂

Troyy
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

I do think swimming needs an equivalent of the AIU that’s been taking down some big track names over the last couple of years.

Paul
2 months ago

Long Live Doping!

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