The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of four Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2021 under Eligibility Rule 3.2 while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
Tokyo, 23 July 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure: CAS OG 20/05 Oksana Kalashinikova & Ekaterine Gorgodze v. International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Georgian National Olympic Committee (GNOC) & Georgia Tennis Federation (GTF).
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed on 1 May 2021 by US bilateral transtibial amputee sprinter Blake Leeper against the decision taken by the Mechanical Aids Review panel established by World Athletics (WA) dated 26 April 2021 in which the athlete’s 24 December 2020 application to run at WA-sanctioned events on Running Specific Prostheses (RSPs) that give him an overall standing height of 185.42 cm (6’1”) was denied. The WA panel did so on grounds that the height of the proposed RSPs conferred upon Mr Leeper an “overall competitive advantage over an athlete not using such aid” and were accordingly “not allowed” by Article R6.3.4 of WA’s Technical Rules. Accordingly, the decision rendered by the WA Mechanical Aids Review panel on 26 April 2021 is confirmed by CAS.
The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the application of one Russian athlete has met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international U20 competition as a neutral athlete in 2021 under Eligibility Rule 3.2 while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
Tokyo, 26 July 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) notes the withdrawal of the arbitration procedure: Vitaliy Khudyakov (KAZ) v. Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA).
Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after being selected for the New Zealand women's weightlifting team at Tokyo 2020.
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