President of the Russian Luge Federation Natalia Gart claims that banned athletes Albert Demchenko and Tatyana Ivanova will be represented by an American lawyer from Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd at their Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing.
Russia have included banned lugers Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko among a preliminary list of athletes and officials to be entered at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang even though they have been banned for life.
International Luge Federation Disciplinary Commission refuses to sanction athletes banned for life by IOC
The International Luge Federation (FIL) has refused to impose sanctions against Russians Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko, despite the athletes having been banned for life from the Olympic Games.
Russian lugers Albert Demchenko and Tatiana Ivanova have been summoned to attend upcoming International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission hearings, which are scheduled to take place in Lausanne on Wednesday (December 20).
Russian luge legend Albert Demchenko is considering returning from retirement in an unlikely bid to compete at an eighth Winter Olympic Games at Pyeongchang 2018.