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Report-Russia likely to miss 2016 Olympic Games

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UWW President Lalovic's Statement

Postby JM » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:05 pm

UWW President Lalovic's Statement on Eligibility of Russian Wrestlers for Olympic Games in Rio

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week voted to have the International Federations governing each Olympic sport assist in determining which Russian athletes may participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In keeping with the IOC’s decision, United World Wrestling has initiated a process to validate each of the Russian wrestlers qualified for the Rio 2016 Games. We already know that WADA-accredited laboratories outside of Russia have tested each Russian wrestler submitted for competition at the Games -- with athletes passing as many as four separate tests.

United World Wrestling is committed to work jointly with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC to preserve the integrity of sport and ensure wrestlers are clean.

In our pursuit to deliver a doping-free Games United World Wrestling has done the following:
•Communicated to WADA that we are in full support of investigations into National Federation’s under suspicion of doping violations.


•Commissioned an independent Swedish testing company, International Doping Tests & Management AB (IDTM), to administer out-of-competition tests in Russia. Those tests are securely transported to the WADA-approved lab in Cologne, Germany.


•Clarified to the IOC that the RUSADA and Moscow labs implicated in the recently published McLaren Report are not part of United World Wrestling’s testing protocol.


•Received the names implicated in the McLaren report on July 24 and requested more information and evidence re: the wrestlers said to be implicated in “disappearing positive tests.”

Wrestling has been at the forefront of recent changes to international anti-doping protocols. In 2013 United World Wrestling overhauled its anti-doping procedures, increased testing and has also developed a more systematic anti-doping education program.

In February 2015 United World Wrestling approved increased funding for its out-of-competition testing program and significantly expanded the financial penalties placed on each National Federations for a positive test.

While we must continue to be vigilant, we’ve made substantial progress including the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, USA where USADA tested 108 athletes from 38 countries without a doping violation. A zero-tolerance outcome needs to become the standard in our sport, and it’s our desire that recent events will help prompt more positive change.

Thank you for your concern regarding the integrity of our sport.

Sincerely,
Nenad Lalovic
President, United World Wrestling
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Re: Report-Russia likely to miss 2016 Olympic Games

Postby JM » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:04 pm

United World Wrestling Assembles Special Commission to Review List of Qualified Russian Wrestlers

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (July 26) -- United World Wrestling’s Executive Board today appointed a Special Commission with the mandate to review the doping cases related to the Russian wrestlers currently qualified to compete for the Rio Games.

The commission’s deliberations will include a review of the findings from the McLaren Report, a detailed report of the doping-tests results administered by various international doping agencies and a review of any previous bans on Russian qualified wrestlers. These findings will determine the list of Russian wrestlers to be presented to the IOC for entry into the Rio Olympic Games.

The Special Commission:
•Michel DUSSON (FRA) – Secretary General, United World Wrestling (Chairman)
•Stan DZIEDZIC (USA) – Vice President, United World Wrestling
•Akhroldjan RUZIEV (UZB) – Vice President, United World Wrestling
•Carlos ROY (GBR) – Director of Medical, United World Wrestling

The Special Commission is scheduled to publish its decision regarding the acceptability of Russian wrestlers for the Rio Games before the end of the day Thursday, 28th of July. Per the guidelines set by the International Olympic Committee the names and cases of those approved are then handed over to a representative from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) who will make the final decision on the eligibility of commission-approved Russian athletes.

The decisions made by the Special Commission will be in accordance to the conditions outlined by the (IOC) Executive Board criteria on the participation of Russian athletes in Rio de Janeiro.




United World Wrestling is the international governing body of wrestling and is headquartered in Corsier-­Sur-­Vevey, Switzerland. To learn more about United World Wrestling and the activities of its 179 national federations, please visit: www.UnitedWorldWrestling.org, Facebook or Twitter.

For more information please contact Tim Foley at foley@unitedworldwrestling.org or Gordon Templeman at gordon@unitedworldwrestling.org.
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Re: Report-Russia likely to miss 2016 Olympic Games

Postby JM » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Wrestling's Special Commission Completes Review of Russian Wrestlers, Sends Recommendations

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (July 28) – United World Wrestling’s Special Commission has concluded its review of Russian wrestlers qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and has sent its recommendations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The review process included a consideration of the McLaren Report, doping-tests results [1] administered by various international doping agencies and a review of any previous bans on Russian qualified wrestlers.

The Special Commission has concluded:
•All Russian wrestlers currently qualified for Rio 2016 have all been tested in 2016 by WADA-accredited laboratories outside of Moscow


•None of the wrestlers entered in the Olympic Games - or who qualified a place for their NOC - was included in the McLaren report.


•16 of the 17 Russian wrestlers entered to compete at the Olympic Games are cleared to be considered for acceptance by the IOC/CAS.


•Per regulations set by the IOC, Viktor Lebedev (Freestyle, 57kg) was not cleared for consideration due to a positive doping test at the 2006 Junior World Championships.


•Mr. Lebedev’s qualification spot has been replaced by the nation of the next best-ranked wrestler from his qualification tournament (2015 World Championships). That nation is Belarus (BLR).
In addition, the Commission recommends:
•The IOC tests the entire Russian Wrestling team in Rio before the start of the Olympic Wrestling competition.


•Should any change be made to the entry list previously submitted by the Russian team, both the replaced and new entry must be tested; if either test is positive, the qualified spot is lost.
The Special Commission elected to extend its work beyond wrestlers entered to compete in Rio 2016, and has also reviewed the testing history of wrestlers who qualified Russia’s Olympic place but were not the final selection in their specific weight category. Each of these wrestlers was cleared of anti-doping violations, were not included in the McLaren report and had been tested by foreign WADA-accredited labs.

Finally, the Special Commission has reviewed the list of 28 wrestlers mentioned in the McLaren report. From this review, it appeared that 17 of 28 doping cases had already been managed and a decision rendered in accordance with the World Anti-doping Code; 16 of 28 hold a UWW international licence; 7 cases concern Pankration athletes (a non-Olympic folk style of wrestling). Three cases were deemed suspicious by the commission and full investigation by UWW will be started in relation to these cases.

List of Names Being Submitted for Review by IOC/CAS:

Greco-Roman

RUS Stepan MARYANYAN
RUS Islam-Beka ALBIEV
RUS Roman VLASOV
RUS Davit CHAKVETADZE
RUS Islam MAGOMEDOV
RUS Sergey SEMENOV

Freestyle

RUS Soslan RAMONOV
RUS Aniuar GEDUEV
RUS Abdulrashid SADULAEV
RUS Anzor BOLTUKAEV
RUS Bilyal MAKHOV

Women’s Wrestling

RUS Milana DADASHEVA
RUS Valeriia KOBLOVA ZHOLOBOVA
RUS Inna TRAZHUKOVA
RUS Natalia VOROBEVA
RUS Ekaterina BUKINA
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[1] This includes a full review of all wrestlers’ steroid passports by the WADA accredited laboratory of Paris on 28 July. The conclusion of this review was that all passport had normal values.

United World Wrestling is the international governing body of wrestling and is headquartered in Corsier-­‐Sur-­‐ Vevey, Switzerland. To learn more about United World Wrestling and the activities of its 179 national federations, please visit: www.UnitedWorldWrestling.org, Facebook or Twitter.
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Re: Report-Russia likely to miss 2016 Olympic Games

Postby JM » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:30 pm

FLO is reporting that Russia's Viktor Lebedev will wrestle in the Olympics at 57kg. Apparently the Court for Arbitration of Sport over-ruled the IOC's earlier decision to call Lebedev ineligible due to his positive drug test as a junior.
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Putin's cat holding it's breath...

Postby D3 for LU » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:07 pm

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... until the Rio Olympics let the Russian wrestling team participate.
...which they did. (breathe kitty, breathe! :P )

AND the Russian side holding out for Lebedev to be reinstated as well...

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(...somebody should tell him to take a breath, Lebedev is in as well. :roll: )
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