“This morning came a letter which said I was not allowed to play at the Olympics. It’s difficult to say what was the reason, because the IOC (International Olympic Committee) was talking about non-admission of athletes who have been sanctioned for doping, but I was only suspended, not even by any court. Still, the decision was made and I will not file a lawsuit to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) because it doesn’t make sense to do it since there’s a little time left before the Olympics” Markin stated to “R-Sport”.
Recall, that two days ago, the IOC decided not to suspend the entire Russian Olympic team from the 2016 Olympics, leaving the right to the international sports federations to determine who can perform at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It was also said that Russian athletes, who previously had problems with doping, will not be allowed to participate in the Olympic Games.
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