Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- We received the official press release from World Sailing regarding the Russian doping file… Text below:


“World Sailing received confirmation this morning from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that six sailing athletes from Russia have been declared eligible to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games:

Stefania Elfutina (RS:X Women)
Maksim Oberemko (RS:X Men)
Liudmila Dmitrieva (470 Women)
Alisa Kirilyuk (470 Women)
Sergey Komissarov (Laser Men)
Denis Gribanov (470 Men)

The athletes were provisionally nominated by World Sailing for participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on 26 July, following a thorough review by the World Sailing and approval by its Board of Directors.

The nominations were then reviewed by a three-person panel appointed by the IOC and an expert from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Yachting Federation have been notified of the decision.

World Sailing awaits a final decision on the eligibility of a seventh sailing athlete from Russia – Pavel Sozykin (470 Men).  Yesterday, the World Sailing Board of Directors determined Mr. Sozykin should be nominated for participation in Rio 2016, based upon new guidance provided by the IOC in determining athlete eligibility.”