Efimova Follows Morozov, Lobintsev In Submitting Appeal To CAS

Following Russian teammates Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobintsevreigning World Champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova has reportedly officially filed her appeal with the Court Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today.

Efimova is one of 4 nominated Russian swimmers who were withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee for prior doping sanctions, as directed by the IOC decision that didn’t completely ban Russia from the Olympics, but put very high standards on their participation.

We reported earlier this week that Efimova’s agent, Andrew Mitkov, made it known the Olympic medalist would indeed be appealing the decision, but, according to state-run Sputnik News, the appeal has now actually been filed.

“Efimova’s personal appeal has been submitted, her personal lawyer Artem Patsev has confirmed this fact,” the federation’s press service told R-Sport.

For Morozov and Lobintsev, the CAS announced that a hearing for the two will be the first of the temporary court set up in Rio de Janeiro for the purpose of quickly reviewing disputes that arrive at the Olympic Games. They have not announced Efimova’s appeal specifically.

We will report on the process for Efimova as soon as that information is made available.

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Kordez

Nice try Efimova, but Morozov was clean.

Prickle

How do you know that? If you have some new information that proves his innocence, then please share it. Or it was you who was involved in manipulating with tests of Russian swimmers and know facts first-hand that WADA’s recent report regarding this swimmer was a politics and nothing else.

Cheatinvlad

Clean? Probably not, but they might be clean now. Isn’t that enough? They’ve probably had to starve their bodies lately of that Russian nourishment they’ve become admission accustom too.

Attila the Hunt

Studies have shown that the benefits of training with assistance of PED can last for years.

SprintDude9000

Morozov wasn’t clean – he was named as being a part of the “false negatives” scheme, meaning that he failed a doping test but RUSADA reported his result as being negative even though it wasn’t.

Anastasia

Morozov has been tested during last 6 years by USADA, WADA, FINA, UKAD minimum once per month (sometimes more often) as at home as during competitions. You don’t trust the results of these laboratories? So, hopefully you don’t trust any other test results received in these labs? Wow, that is real revolution!
Even if his samples were reported among those disappeared in RUSADA , it can be suspicious, that’s true, but it can not be a proof.

Pickle

Why only three of seven banned Russian swimmers filed the appeal? Is it because some deal has been reached already and seven is too much? I mean too expensive and only the potential medallist were being considered.

Prickle

Why only three of seven banned Russian swimmers filed the appeal? Is it because some deal has been reached already and seven is too much? I mean too expensive and only the potential medallist were being considered.

Anastasia

Maybe because they know for sure that they are clean? Nor Lobintsev neither Morozov never tested positive, as in domestic labs as outside of Russia. They were baned only beacuse they were mentioned in the secret part of McLaren report. They have right to protect themselves.

Attila the Hunt

So Efimova is clean as well?

By the way, Ustinova is also the other swimmer mentioned in the MacLaren report. Maybe Ustinova is not medal worthy and not needed for relays, like Morozov and Lobintsev?

Anastasia

Efimova tested positive in 2013, and was banned, for 16 months. She is proved to be clean now, but according to the decision of IOC no Russian athletes can be admitted to the Olympics if they ever had a doping history. She claims that since athletes from other countries with doping history are allowed to participate to ban her is discrimination

Attila the Hunt

How can you say Efimova is clean now when she tested positive several times in February to Meldonium?

Anastasia

The meldonium case seems to be a bit mess. Till now it is unclear how long the meldonium remains in the body after consumption (according to estimations about 6 monthes), WADA is still conducting tests to determine it. So as far as I can see the practice is to justify an athletes if the quantity of meldonium found within 6 month after it was prohibited is low, because it might be taken before January 1st,2016. So, FINA has cleared Efimova of all charges,no sanctions were imposed against her

Attila the Hunt

Yes, but it still means that Efimova is not clean because she still has meldonium in her body.

Anastasia

No, it doesn’t. How can you know if she has traces of meldonium now?

Attila the Hunt

Taking Meldonium for years has helped to train beyond what she would have been able to do.
Just because she stopped using meldonium this year doesn’t mean she’s still not enjoying the benefits from PED.

There are studies that showed this fact.

Also, WADA has extended meldonium traces expiry date until September.

DopersAnonymous

They were banned because within the report they were named under having disappearing positives

John

Yet we are still to see that “secret part” of the report.

Attila the Hunt

So are you saying both WADA and FINA lied about Morozov and Lobintsev being named in the report?

Even the Russian (ROC) is not contesting it!

Anastasia

Yes, I agree that it would be better to disclose this “secret part” just to avoid speculations. If they say about honesty and sport ideals what is the reason to make secrets here?

G.I.N.A

So when did the USA decide a lawyers report is a verdict?

Prickle

What is the other base for verdict than reported facts?

G.I.N.A

.Its a little thing about adversarial practice of law that as you are not American you may not understand . One lawyer ( including DA) says something it is not the end . In fact it is just the beginning .

G.I.N.A

For one , the defense has access to prosecution data & can bring in own experts to contest .This takes time & few cases are resolved before 12 months . Otherwise it is called a kangaroo court .

Prickle

It isn’t that hard to understand the difference between saying “something” and saying facts. Unless you are know for sure that MacLaren hasn’t reported any facts you are saying just “something”.

G.I.N.A

Marilyn Mosby had all the’ facts’ & lost all 6 prosecutions .

Prickle

Anastasia, Attila made my point more clear. Since there is no appeal from Ustinova she and her federation admitted by that that MacLaren report isn’t a joke and the conclusions made by it are fact based. There fore Morozov’s and Lobintsev’s cases are not the results of somebody’s sick or evil imagination.

SSH

Ustinova has doping history as well. She was tested positive when she was 14.
Morozov and Lobintsev really fall into a different group as they never had a positive test.

Prickle

So what is the official reason used by FINA to ban her? Her case of doping or something else? And why was she listed in one group together with Morozov and Lobintsev but not in the Efimova’s group? Having a history of doping but being put nevertheless in Morozov’s groups tells us that this violation is considered to be more serious than the doping itself.

Attila the Hunt

Ustinova was only given a warning, not a suspension, it’s a different category than Efimova.
But Ustinova is definitely on MacLaren’s report, and that is far more grave.

MarkB

I don’t know if these three Russian swimmers tested negative but Anatasia threw up an awesome triple negative of her own in the second sentence.

Anastasia

Pardon? What`s wrong with that? Maybe I was too emotional about all these references for McLaren report because I just noticed that 99% of people who treat it as a proof never read it.

Attila the Hunt

“I just noticed that 99% of people who treat it as a proof never read it”

You have just torpedoed every argument you have ever made.

Anastasia

Oh, really? So, you’ve read it?!?

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