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Sport Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics

06:45  09 february  2018
06:45  09 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Slider says athletes should be at Olympics

  Slider says athletes should be at Olympics Skeleton athlete John Farrow says a women's bobsleigh team rejected for the Olympics was warned about qualification but he would've liked to see them compete.Breanna Walker (pilot), Ashleigh Werner (No.1 brakeman) and Mikayla Dunn (No.2 brakeman) were left bitterly disappointed when not nominated for PyeongChang by Sliding Sports Australia because the body had more rigorous qualifying standards in place to get to the Games.

The Russians had not received invites to the games from the International Olympic Committee, which said it couldn't be sure they weren't involved in Russian doping scandals. Another 168 Russians have been invited as " Olympic Athletes from Russia ," competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The highly politicized Pyeongchang Olympics are officially opening, but not without some last-minute drama as the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to announce whether 45 excluded Russian athletes can compete .

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, jumps during the women's moguls qualifying at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) © The Associated Press Justine Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, jumps during the women's moguls qualifying at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The highly politicized Pyeongchang Olympics are officially opening, but not without some last-minute drama as the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to announce whether 45 excluded Russian athletes can compete.

The Russians had not received invites to the games from the International Olympic Committee, which said it couldn't be sure they weren't involved in Russian doping scandals.

Another 168 Russians have been invited as "Olympic Athletes from Russia," competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag.

The opening ceremony is Friday night, and figure skating training and qualifying competition in events including women's moguls were underway in the morning.

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test .
A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.The athlete, Alexander Krushelnytsky, who competed in mixed doubles curling with his wife, is the first athlete from Russia to come under investigation for using a banned substance at these Games.

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