Pavel Sozykin

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS) World Sailing, the sport’s governing body, has reversed the ruling on Russia’s Pavel Sozykin, making him eligible to compete at the Rio Olympic Games.

“Based upon the new guidance provided by the IOC, it was the unanimous decision of the participating World Sailing Board Members to declare Sozykin eligible to compete in Rio 2016,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.

World Sailing has communicated its decision to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Russian Olympic Committee.

The IOC provided the new guidance on Tuesday to all summer International Federations indicating that an athlete should not be considered as “implicated” if the McLaren list does not refer to a prohibited substance which would have given rise to an anti-doping rules violation, reports Xinhua.

World Sailing said last month that Sozykin had been denied eligibility for the Rio Games because of the so-called McLaren report by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    We Showed We Are A Footballing Nation: US U-17 Coach

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better...

    Hope To Play For PSG First-Team: US Forward Tim Weah

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain...

    Germans To Recall 7-1 Maracana Win In Case Of Clash Against Brazil

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players,...

    U-17 World Cup: Weah’s Hat-Trick Flattens Paraguay In Pre-Quarters

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA...

    U-17 World Cup: East Bengal’s Katsumi Spends Time With Japan Team

    Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in...