In their request for arbitration, the ROC and the 68 athletes request the CAS in particular to review the validity, enforceability and scope of IAAF Competition Rules 22.1(a) and 22.1A, and to order that any Russian athlete who is not currently the subject of any period of ineligibility for the commission of an anti-doping rule violation may participate at the 2016 Olympic Games (subject to meeting the qualification standards for his or her event).
The CAS Court Office initiated an arbitration procedure today. The final decision will be announced, at the latest, on 21 July 2016. The reasoned decision will be published by CAS as soon possible thereafter. In the meantime, the CAS will not comment further.