Russia’s Klishina Wins Appeal, Can Compete at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) —The world track and field body has accepted a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and says Russian long jumper Darya Klishina will be competing at the Rio Olympics.
Klishina was the only one of 68 Russians cleared to participate in Rio by the IAAF, the sport's governing body. It tried to ban her from the Olympics last week, however, after receiving what it said was new information from World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. Klishina had appealed that ban.
The IAAF says "we instigated a review process following new evidence presented to us. The outcome we reached to revoke Darya Klishina's exceptional eligibility was not upheld by CAS despite the information received from McLaren and she is therefore eligible to compete in Rio."
The court said Klishina can take part in Tuesday's qualifying because she has been based outside of Russia for three years and been subjected to regular drug testing.