Six Russian cyclists suspended from the Olympics in Rio
Russian national team continues lose athletes before the 5 August start in the Rio de Janeiro Olympiad-2016. The International Cycling Union (UCI) allowed only 11 from 17 from the declared racers of the Russian team to speak at the Games, the organization’s press service reported.
The riders Olga Zabelinskaya, Ilnur Zakarin and Sergey Shilov were suspended according to the norm of the International Olympic Committee, which does not allow Russians to take part in the Olympics who were previously convicted of using prohibited drugs.
Zakarin won one of the stages at the Tour de France 2016 cycle race that ended in France and is considered one of the most promising Russian riders, and Zabelinskaya won two bronze medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Three more cyclists are not admitted to the Olympics because they were mentioned in the report of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren.
Previously, they were barred from participating in the Summer Olympics. athletics team in full force (with the exception of Darya Klishina, who trains and passes doping tests in the USA), as well as 7 swimmersThe 22 rower, 1 wrestler and 2 weightlifter.
In this case, as reported by ForumDaily, the Russian national weightlifting team may miss the Games in full force due to the positive doping tests revealed from the Olympic Games 2008 and 2012.
24 July International Olympic Committee He has made a decision Do not suspend the Russian national team from participating in the Games in Rio, despite WADA claims that a large-scale doping program was conducted in Russia from 2011 to 2015 for years under state control.
However, the IOC granted the right to international federations to independently decide the fate of athletes, banning admission to competitions in Rio to Russian athletes ever convicted of doping, as well as those mentioned in the WADA report.
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