Russian Track And Field Athletes Are Still Banned From Rio Olympics
With about two weeks until the Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport turned down Russia's appeal.By Matt Moreno | July 21, 2016
Russia's last chance at getting its track and field athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympics has been rejected.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport turned down the Russian team's appeal to compete in Rio de Janeiro in roughly two weeks. The country was trying to get 68 athletes not accused in the statewide doping scandal to the games.
The Kremlin said in a statement: "We can only express our deep regrets. The news is not too good, and we certainly will have to analyze the situation."