GE Healthcare to support PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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Pound, the ex-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, also criticised the "perverse" judgments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which last week reversed life Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes and staff. Thirteen of group have either retired or are unavailable for undisclosed reasons.

The IOC only authorized the participation of 168 Russian athletes from an initial list of 500 presented by the Russian National Olympic Committee.

The IOC, however, stated that doping-free athletes from Russian Federation might go to the 2018 Olympic Games under the classification of neutral athletes, or the OAR status, which stands for 'Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation'.

Pound argues that "we talk more than we walk" on anti-doping, as the IOC allowed Russians to compete under the Olympic flag, rather than issuing a blanket ban.

Coates said in a statement: "CAS has heard the comments of IOC President, Thomas Bach and acknowledges the concerns raised which CAS will thoroughly examine".

"Of course the attitudes of foreign athletes have changed after the doping scandal erupted". "We can not lose sight of the extent nor the scale of the efforts that Russian authorities and athletes engaged in to cheat the anti-doping system".

General Electric (NYSE:GE) said yesterday it is supplying a bespoke advanced analytics solution for both the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this year and the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

"To address the shortfall in security workforce due to the isolation, 900 military personnel have been deployed to take over the work of the civil safety personnel", the Olympic organizing committee said in a statement quoted by The Associated Press.

On Thursday, Cas overturned the suspensions of 28 of those, and partially upheld 11 other appeals.

Harvey also responded to reports from Britain and Germany that at least 13 cross-country skiers from several countries at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia had blood tests between 2001 and 2010 showing they likely used banned substances.

As Pound and Werthein clashed, 32 Russian athletes on Tuesday filed yet more appeals with the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking spots in the games.

This week Pound, a former Olympic swimmer for Canada, criticized the IOC, saying the sanctions against Russian Federation have not gone far enough.

Breaking the rules could mean the scraps its plan for to march under its own flag at the closing ceremony on February 25 - a symbolic return to the Olympic movement after almost three months.

"The International sports community and member nations really need to get together and create a body that can enforce rules fairly and across the board equally, because we do not have that right now".

With the release of McLaren's report in December 2016, the International Olympic Committee formed a special disciplinary commission chaired by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald. "We believe that the CAS ruling should clear our athletes of absolutely all suspicions".