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Update on the CAS hearing in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v. the IOC

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Press Release

26th January 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing related to 39 individual Russian athletes who are challenging the decisions taken by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC DC) in relation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games began as scheduled on 22 January 2018.

The Panel has already taken evidence from various expert witnesses on the issues of DNA and forensic examination of urine collection vessels, as well as fact witnesses including Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov and Prof. Richard McLaren.

The athletes are being heard individually in accordance with a schedule based on their sports discipline. To date, the Panel has heard from athletes in the disciplines of Speed Skating, Skeleton, Luge, and Ice Hockey.

Over the next two days, the Panel will hear the remainder of the athletes from the disciplines of Cross Country Skiing and Bobsleigh.

The hearing is expected to conclude on Saturday 27 January 2018 in the afternoon.

The CAS decisions will be issued between 30 January and 2 February 2018. The exact date will be specified later.

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