December 5, 2017 / 7:58 PM / 2 years ago

Russian Olympic chief says Russia will appeal IOC ban: R-Sport

FILE PHOTO - President of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov is seen before the presentation of the official Olympic outfit of team Russia, created for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, in Moscow, Russia November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The President of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, said on Tuesday that Russian athletes will appeal the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), R-Sport news agency reported.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; editing by Ken Ferris

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