12:48 Aug. 14, 2016
IAAF bans Russian long jumper based on 'new information, says official
Russian long jumper Darya Klishina - the only Russian athlete allowed to compete in the Rio Summer Games - was banned from Olympics 2016.
Klishina appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS will consider her petition within the next 24 hours, according to Russian news outlet R-Sport.
Klishina was the only Russian athlete cleared by the International Association of Athletics (IAAF) to participate in the Olympic Summer Games as the athlete has been living and training in the United States since 2013.
A CAS representative confirmed the receipt of the petition submitted by long jumper Klishina.
"It's Klishina's personal (individual) case against the IAAF, it is no one else's business, Klishina'a representatives are working on the case without involving Russia's Sports Ministry or Russia's Olympic Committee. The IAAF is waiting for the CAS decision (to be made within the next 24 hours). The IAAF decision is based on additional data on McLaren's report requested by the IAAF with reference to Klishina", said an official to R-Sport.
IAAF re Klishina: "We have removed her exceptional eligibility status based on new information we received last week."— Steve Wilson (@stevewilsonap) August 13, 2016
IAAF bans Russian long jumper Klishina based on 'new information.' Was only Russian T&F athlete cleared for Rio. She's appealed to CAS.— Steve Wilson (@stevewilsonap) August 13, 2016
On July 24, the International Olympic Committee decided to cancel blanket ban previously imposed on the whole Russian team in view of doping abuse. However, those allowed to perform in Brazil were to be under severe anti-doping control.
On July 18, WADA confirmed Russian athletes were doped at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. According to WADA's findings, Russia's Sports Ministry managed, controlled and manipulated results of athletes' tests and their anti-doping tests, with the FSB (Russia's Security Service) participation.
On June 17, International Athletics Federation (IAAF) upheld its overall ban on Russian athletes, imposed over widespread doping.
In the meantime, Russian athletes are barred from participating in international competitions. This decision was taken in November 2015 following the report made by an independent commission of WADA, which accused Russia's sports agencies and authorities of interfering in the anti-doping lab work in Moscow.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko could be involved in concealing information about a systematic doping by Russian athletes.