Yulia Efimova Filing an Appeal on Olympic Ban with CAS

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Yulia Efimova announced plans to file a lawsuit to appeal her ban from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Yesterday, FINA declared that she and six other Russian teammates were no longer eligible for the Olympics. That decision came as a result of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to avoid a blanket ban, and put the responsibility on International Federations.

Her agent told media that the lawsuit “will most likely be filed at (Court of Arbitration for Sport) CAS on July 29.” That would leave just a week before the start of the Rio Olympic Games for a decision to be made.

Earlier this month the CAS backed a ban on Russian track and field athletes.

The 24 year old is the first to announce plans to appeal, though two weightlifters, a wrestler, and three rowers have also been banned from Rio by their International Federations.

The four time World Champion has had a tumultuous spring in regards to her Olympic eligibility. She was temporarily suspended after a positive test for meldonium. Efimova then appeared on Russia’s Olympic roster. She was officially cleared to compete in Rio on July 12.

Read more from The Times of India here.

Read more from Russia Beyond the Headlines here.

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar
    Tammy Lee

    Oh just suck it up and accept it. She shouldn’t have cheated in the first place and it wouldn’t be an issue. I am totally out of any sympathy for these cheating athletes!

  2. avatar
    Jerome Moerman

    One sore looser!!!??

  3. avatar
    Ioana Alexandra Popa

    She was suspended twice for positive testing. She should not be allowed to compete in any national or international meets at all not just the Olympics. And I think that all athletes that ever tested positive should be banned from all international meets.

  4. avatar
    Clara Bachorz

    Marion Marianne la meuf tout le monde sait qu’elle se dope depuis je sais pas combien de temps et elle a l’audace de demander à aller aux JO ? faut laisser les vrais athlètes gagner à un moment ?

    • avatar
      Marion Artigaut

      Pfff nan mais c’est n’importe quoi… ?

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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