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The first sign: the FIL arbitration has created a precedent by canceling the removal of the Russians


Oleg BogatovSport correspondentAll materialsEmail to the authorThe Arbitration Court of the International Luge Federation (FIL) on Thursday fully satisfied the appeal of the Russian Luge Federation (FSSR) to remove Russian athletes from participation in international competitions by the FIL executive committee, the verdict could become a breakthrough for national federations and for all other sports sports, which were also subjected to similar bans. It is important that the protest of the FSSR was satisfied on all counts, the representatives of the federation in the FIL commissions, sports functionaries and officials were restored in their rights, and the ban on holding events sanctioned by the FIL by Russia was also lifted. FSSR President Natalia Garth, by the way, has been a member of the executive committee of the International Luge Federation for a number of years. Almost all international winter and summer sports federations, on the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), after February 24 decided to remove Russians from participating in international starts – because of a special operation in Ukraine. All previously approved and prepared to host international competitions in Russia were also canceled. “The FIL Arbitration Court ruled that the removal of Russian athletes from participation in international competitions, the ban on holding international tournaments in Russia and the exclusion of Russians from the working bodies of the FIL were illegal, – said Garth. – We filed an appeal to arbitration that the decision of the FIL of March 2 is illegal, the exclusion of the Russians is not your competence. This should not be done by the FIL executive committee. “

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