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The IBSF has taken notice of the decision taken by CAS in the matter of 39 Russian athletes versus the IOC as of today.
Additionally, the IOC´s position as stated in its recent press release was well received, especially the comment in regards to the participation for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:
“With regard to the participation of athletes from Russia at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the decision of the IOC Executive Board (EB) of 5 December 2017 remains in place. It makes it clear that, since the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is suspended, Russian athletes can participate in PyeongChang only on invitation by the IOC. The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will be invited to the Games. Not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation.”
At this point the IBSF has no further comments and will respect both positions.
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