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Russian cyclists’ lawsuit against WADA dismissed

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REUTERS: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday it welcomed a decision by the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario to dismiss a lawsuit that three Russian cyclists brought against it and investigator Richard McLaren.

The cyclists had been seeking damages over their exclusion from the Rio 2016 Olympics after a WADA-commissioned report by Canadian lawyer McLaren found evidence of widespread doping and manipulation of doping tests by Russian athletes and officials.

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In granting a summary dismissal, made on Feb 11, the court ruled the issues raised by the Russian cyclists were essentially sports-related matters that fell within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

CAS in 2016 dismissed an appeal against the ban by the three cyclists – Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov.

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