Disqualification lifted from Belarus men’ canoe team

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Disqualification has been lifted from Belarus men’s canoe and kayak team members due to insufficient evidence, Pressball reports. The decision was made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The International Canoe Federation disqualified Belarus national team for 1 year on suspicion of the violation of anti-dope rules during a training session in France. As a result, the team could not take part in the Olympics and compete for medals. Belarus lodged an appeal and it has been satisfied. The Belarusians will demand a compensation of moral damage now.

The French Anti-Doping Agency stopped the investigation started against four Belarusian rowers the other day.