The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) allowed the President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Maxim Agapitov to attend the 2020 Olympic Games, he announced on July 24.
Agapitov said that the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his complaint, annulling the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to revoke his accreditation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“Today justice has won. The decision of the IOC to revoke my accreditation was a blow to me, it called into question my reputation. I did not doubt for a second that I would reach the end in order to protect my name and reputation, the question of actually traveling to Tokyo has always been secondary to me. I am grateful to the arbitrators of the CAS, who showed professionalism and impartiality, not being afraid to go against the IOC “, – he is quoted as saying “RIA News”…
According to Agapitov, the IOC and the IWF were “completely opaque” in the process of making a decision, which had no legal basis. “We were able to prove to CAS that the IOC was absolutely wrong by making decisions against me citing a 27-year-old anti-doping rule violation and not taking into account my many years of active work in the fight against doping and corruption both in Russian weightlifting and in the international federation” – he pointed out.
On July 16, Agapitov filed a complaint with the CAS. The IOC on that day notified Agapitov that he did not meet the criteria for accrediting officials of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for the Tokyo Olympics. One of the points said that officials should not have a “personal history associated with any anti-doping rule violations,” writes “Sport-Express”…
Earlier on July 24, Russian Anastasia Galashina won a silver medal in air rifle shooting at a distance of 10 meters.She scored 251.1 points, losing in the final to Chinese woman Qian Yang (251.8), who set an Olympic record. The third was Nina Kristen of Switzerland with a score of 230.6 points.
The head of the Russian Ministry of Sports, Oleg Matytsin, said that Galashina would be presented with a state award. Shooters at the Olympics were the first to open the team awards score.