Athletes let down once more by CAS decision on Russia

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Chief Executive Nick Paterson says: “We welcome the decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but remain frustrated by the result and disappointed for clean athletes around the world.

“An athlete can get a four year sanction, but it’s breath-taking that a country receives only two years from the highest court in sport, after a state sponsored doping system and a brazen attempt to hide the evidence and interfere with an investigation. How can we look our athletes in the eye and say that it is fair?

Read Drug Free Sport NZ’s full statement here

Read the CAS statement here