Winter Olympics: IOC president Thomas Bach defends approach to Russian doping

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The Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) will compete under the Olympic flag and the Olympic anthem will be played at any medal ceremonies they feature in.

The Russians are seeking to overturn the International Olympic Committee's decision not to invite them to the games.

But the 47 athletes and coaches who challenged the IOC's decision not to invite them to the Games had their appeals thrown out by CAS, who upheld the suspensions on Friday.

Bach says the International Olympic Committee has dealt with the issues as best they can and insists that they, CAS and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will convene to ensure there is not a repeat of the chaotic build-up to the Rio 2016 Games.

The top sports tribunal on Friday rejected appeals filed by 47 Russians, including South Korea-born short track speed skater Victor An, against an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban from the PyeongChang Olympics.

Barely two weeks before the Rio Olympics, Canadian law professor Richard McLaren releases an explosive report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which outlines state-run Russian doping at the Sochi Olympics and other major sports events.

An IOC panel announced in December complete guidelines for any participating Russians, including the "OAR" logo for the neutral uniforms, plus plenty of restrictions pertaining to what can and cannot be worn in Pyeongchang.

Russian Federation has always denied accusations that it mounted a system of state-sponsored doping and has accused Rodchenkov of acting alone.

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Davydov arrived fresh from watching the officially-neutral "Olympic Athletes from Russia" compete in figure skating.

Elistratov said he had suffered from the uncertainty surrounding the status of Russian athletes ahead of the Games.

Even the athletes who are eligible are not allowed to contend for medals under the Russian flag.

"This Russian doping scandal has created a firestorm with many anti-doping stakeholders", the Scot said.

"We'll go to the federal Supreme Court of Switzerland", Parkhomenko said, according to Russian state news agency TASS.

Whether you caught the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics this morning or you're watching the taped version tonight, you'll notice one country will not be wearing its nation's colors. He added: "There are 169 [Russian] athletes on the start line and it's very hard for us to understand how that is a punishment for Russia's treatment of the anti-doping system".

"If you're a clean athlete you should compete".

"They will definitely get it done, because Russian wrath and anger are unstoppable and invincible!" Grigory Rodchenkov was director of the anti-doping laboratory in Sochi, and in 2016 he blew the whistle on a complex scheme that involved anti-doping staff and Russian intelligence officials switching tainted urine samples with clean ones under the cover of darkness.

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