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MOSCOW, February 2. /TASS./ Norwegian biathlete Johannes boe expressed hope that the international Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow pure Russian athletes at the Games of 2018 in the South Korean Phenchhane. About this three-time world champion said in an interview with Norwegian TV channel NRK.
CAS February 1 announced that it has granted the appeals of 28 Russian athletes whom the IOC suspended for life from the Olympics and annulled the results at the Games in Sochi. As a result of their disqualification was cancelled, and the results recovered. Following this, the ROC has asked the IOC not later than 2 February to send invitations to the Games-2018 15 justified athletes .
“Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) is the highest judicial body in sport, and when he makes a decision, it must be considered, noted BAA. – I think that this story is too long. Despite the decision of the CAS, the last word will be for the IOC. But I hope that the net the Russian athletes will be able to go to the Olympics”.
In season 2017/18 Johannes boe won eight. In the overall standings of the world Cup biathlete takes second place with 780 points. Just for a career, it 31 times became the winner in the world Cup and 21 times were in the top three. In addition, he is a multiple winner of the world Championships.
Olympic games in Phenchhane will be held from 9 to 25 February.