Morozov, Lobintsev Approved For Rio Olympics, TASS Reports

Russian news site TASS reports that swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a decision still coming on Yulia Efimova.

TASS reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Independent Panel ruled in favor of Morozov and Lobintsev on Thursday morning. TASS and others also report that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) also sided with the two Russian swimmers, though CAS had previously said the final decision would lie with the IOC.

Morozov and Lobintsev were originally barred from the Olympics by FINA, the international swimming governing body, but both appealed to CAS.

Their teammate Efimova still awaits a decision on her fate. Efimova was left off the Olympic team by the Russian Olympic Committee. Her appeal has been in process this week, and Russia’s R-Sport reports that a final decision should come sometime Thursday.

Also of note: ITV reports that 271 Russian athletes have been confirmed to compete in Rio, including the entirety of the nation’s synchronized swimming team. ITV appears to misquote R-Sport, reporting that Morozov and Lobintsev aren’t approved for the Games, though R-Sport reports that they are.

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5 years ago


ole 99
5 years ago

BBC says 29 swimmers in the 271. Wasn’t that the number less the 7?

5 years ago

What a crock of………… stuff.

5 years ago

Guess I’m editing my picks for the 100 free

Reply to  Hswimmer
5 years ago

Don’t need to edit them. The Russians will be hard pressed to medal in any swimming events

Reply to  Hswimmer
5 years ago

Vlad won’t be a factor in the 100 free. He’s had to cycle off for a while now. Might have a shot in the 50 but I wouldn’t bet on it.

5 years ago

Time for another thread of “KILL THESE DOPER DEVILS” comments. It definitely is the easiest way to get upvotes

Reply to  Markster
5 years ago

Very frustrating reading the comments and seeing the incredible amount of bias towards Russia and other nations when it comes to doping.

5 years ago

What a ridiculous circus ….. i feel this is getting so ridiculous that it made me laugh so loud . Fun fun

Caeleb Dressel\'s Occupied Stall
5 years ago

Is anyone really surprised? Efimova will be allowed to compete as well just wait for it

5 years ago

Let’s ride!

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