sport news Russia's appeal against suspension by International Olympic Committee dismissed ... trends now

sport news Russia's appeal against suspension by International Olympic Committee dismissed ... trends now
sport news Russia's appeal against suspension by International Olympic Committee dismissed ... trends now

sport news Russia's appeal against suspension by International Olympic Committee dismissed ... trends now

The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in October The ROC is no longer entitled to operate as a national Olympic committee It comes after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 

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Russia has lost its appeal against an International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspension for recognising regional organisations from territories annexed from Ukraine, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.

The IOC banned the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in October for recognising regional Olympic councils for Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine - Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.

The suspension ensures the ROC will not be eligible for funding and will not be associated with the Olympic movement, but does not affect any decision on Russian athletes' participation at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

At the time, the IOC said the move to recognise the regional Olympic councils constituted a breach of the Olympic Charter because it violated the territorial integrity of Ukraine's NOC.

'The IOC is pleased that the CAS confirmed the IOC Executive Board decision on 12 October 2023 to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee,' the Olympic body said in a

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