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IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang (South Korea): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to decline 15 Russian athletes who had been earlier acquitted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) access to the Winter Olympic Games, head of the IOC commission for admission of Russian athletes to the Games Nicole Hoevertsz has said.
Hoevertsz said at the 132nd IOC session that the decision not invite 15 acquitted Russians was unanimously taken by the IOC commission, reports Tass news agency.
On Monday, the IOC declared refusal to grant invitations to the Games to 13 Russian athletes and two coaches who had been acquitted by CAS earlier.

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