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CAS to Consider Russia Weightlifting Federation Protest Against Athletes Ban

© Sputnik / Grigoriy Sisoev / Go to the photo bankPresident of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Sergei Syrtsov
President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Sergei Syrtsov - Sputnik International
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will consider on Thursday the lawsuit filed by the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) against the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — CAS provided no details regarding the lawsuit, however, according to media reports, the court likely to hear RWF's appeal against the one-year ban of the Russian weightlifters from the international competitions.

The Russian national team in weightlifting was also banned by IWF from participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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