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GANGNEUNG /South Korea/, February 7. /Corr. TASS Dmitry Rachitsky/. Russian short-Tracinda Tatiana Borodulina long lost hope to participate in the Olympic games in 2018. She announced TASS .
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On Wednesday it became known that the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear cases Borodulina and five Russian athletes after the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. Borodulin, skaters Pavel Kulizhnikov Denis yuskov, biathlon Alexander Loginov, Irina Starykh and jumping on skis from a springboard Dmitry Vasilyev appealed to the Ad Hoc (pronounced bar) CAS for the failure to issue them invitations to the Olympics-2018. By decision of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from December 5, 2017 to participate in the Games under the Olympic flag may be invited only pure Russian athletes. All six athletes throughout his career was convicted of violating anti-doping rules, but has already served his suspension.
“I had not hoped to participate in the Olympic games since the start of the competition is on February 10. It is clear that, most likely, nothing will come of it. Moreover, all the statements of the IOC make it clear that for them no court decree and they will stand their ground to the last,” said Borodulin.
“Continue to train and prepare for the world Cup. After the tournament I will have to think about their future career”, – concluded the interlocutor of the TASS.
The Olympic games will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.