Russian Swimmers Morozov and Lobintsev Appeal against Rio Ban

تم نشره في Sat 30 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Vladimir Morozov won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics - (Getty Images)

Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have become the first athletes from the country to appeal against their Olympics ban. The pair have filed requests with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have their bans declared "invalid and unenforceable".

Both swimmers were named in the McLaren Report which revealed state-sponsored doping in Russia.

A panel of arbitrators from CAS will decide the next steps for the appeals.