News about the Olympics – Rowing Federation more punishes 19, and almost a third of Russia is out of the Rio 2016.
The Fisa (International Rowing Federation) announced on Tuesday (26) decided to suspend 22 of the 28 Russian athletes enrolled in the sport for the Olympic Games in Rio. Three of the rowers had been punished yesterday. With this measure, almost a third of the Russian delegation is prevented from participating in the Rio-2016, when considering the 68 members of the track team who were already suspended…
Rowing Federation more punishes 19, and almost a third of Russia is out of the Rio 2016
So far, 108 of 384 (29%) registered athletes were prevented from competing after the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to adopt restrictions on the participation of Russians in the event. Also Tuesday, the International Sailing Federation said that the Russian Pavel Sozikin can not compete “based on the McLaren report, published by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). The document states that a widespread doping scheme with support from the Russian government occurred between 2011 and 2015.
As Sozikin competes in the 470 class, in a boat with two men, the sailing team of Russia has the possibility of convening a replacement. No name has been announced yet. Already the UIPM (International Modern Pentathlon Union) announced the suspension of Maxim Kustov and his alternate, Ilia Frolov, being mentioned in the report.
In addition pentathlon and rowing, they have been punished five competitors canoeing seven swimmers, two weightlifters, and a Russian fighter. CANOEING: A Russian medal hopes could not attend the Games: Alexey Korovashkov, which competes in the race C2 1000m, is five times champion and world bronze was in London 2012.