FILE PHOTO: Veronika Andrusenko of the Russian Olympic Committee
July 19, 2021
(Reuters) – The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed circumstances in opposition to Russian swimmers Alexandr Kudashev and Veronika Andrusenko on Monday after that they had been suspended for suspected anti-doping rule violations, clearing them to compete on the Tokyo Olympics.
Swimming’s world governing physique FINA provisionally suspended the pair final week based mostly on proof offered by the World Anti-Doping Company stemming from its examination of supplies recovered from the previous Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.
After an expedited listening to of the case forward of the July 23-Aug. 8 Video games, CAS stated in a press release https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Media_Release_8160.pdf it had dismissed FINA’s prices.
Sport’s highest courtroom added that FINA had not established in the course of the proceedings that doping violations had occurred.
Kudashev, 25, is a gold medallist within the males’s 200m butterfly on the 2019 World College Video games and is ready for his first Olympics. Andrusenko, 30, competed on the 2012 and 2016 Video games.
Russian athletes are set to compete in Tokyo with out their flag and anthem due to doping sanctions.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)