Russia has reacted with anger after its bid to have a ban on its track and field athletes lifted to allow them to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended in failure.
The Court for the Arbitration of Sport rejected the appeal made 67 sportsmen and by the Russian Olympic Committee Thursday, a decision that’s caused the sports minister of the country’s calling for the disbanding of the athletics of the world governing body.
Russia was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations from track and field events — known as the IAAF — back in November 2015.
“It’s time to disband the IAAF,” said Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Twitter, who also tweeted ‘”Corrupt judges! How can you deprive clean sportsmen of their dream, and what’s more WADA didn’t present either facts or evidence.”
“Thank you everyone for the funeral of sports,” she said.