World bobsleigh governing body lifts Russia ban for ‘formal reasons’

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Russia has had is suspension lifted by the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) on a technicality, with the ban set to be reinstated in July. Andreas Trautvetter, head of the German federation and a vice president at the global body, told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sunday that the move is for “purely formal reasons.” The IBSF executive committee suspended Russia from competition in early March following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. However, after reviewing the federation’s statutes, a panel has decided the full congress of members and not the executive committee had the a…

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