NEWS
02/05/2018 17:38 EST | Updated 02/05/2018 17:41 EST

32 Russians appeal to CAS seeking Olympic spots

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says six-time Olympic gold medallist Viktor Ahn is among 32 Russian athletes who have filed appeals seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 32 athletes all failed to pass the mandatory International Olympic Committee vetting for Russian athletes — imposed as a result of Russian doping at the 2014 Olympics — and weren't invited to the Games.

As well as short-track speedskating legend Ahn, the 32 include world cross-country skiing champion Sergei Ustyugov and world biathlon champion Anton Shipulin.

The IOC hasn't said why any of the individual Russians weren't invited, but has said it used a newly available database detailing past doping when it decided who should be eligible.

A hearing is likely Wednesday, CAS says.