December 11, 2017 / 1:26 PM / a year ago

Three more Russian athletes file doping appeals: sport court

FILE PHOTO: Anastasia Dotsenko of Russia crashes as she competes in the FIS World Cup cross-country skiing 3.1km free individual race in Oberhof, December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday three more Russian athletes — champion biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko — have appealed against doping bans levied by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The appeals by Zaytseva, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the other two athletes add to those lodged last week by 22 Russian athletes who had been banned for life by the IOC for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Michael Shields

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