How the Oswald Commission is finding Russian athletes guilty of doping

IN THIS ISSUE – The International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission – better known as the Oswald Commission – has been handing down penalties for doping against Russian athletes throughout the month of November.

But on Monday (27th), the first detailed explanation of how the Commission’s findings were arrived at were made public. It’s a 46-page, 495-paragraph, densely-written legal opinion designed to stand up to scrutiny in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and elsewhere.

What does it say? Check out our digest – in six pages – in our Lane One commentary, plus previews of a massive weekend of major Olympic-sport action:

= p. 9/Phil Hersh: ISU warns Skate Canada over gifts linked to ice dancer Tessa Virtue;
= p. 11/Weightlifting: World Championships open with women’s 58 kg showdown;
= p. 17/Anti-Doping: Three more Russian doping cases confirmed by Oswald Commission;
= p. 18/Alpine Skiing: U.S. women stars Lindsey Vonn & Mikaela Shiffrin at Lake Louise;
= p. 29/Wrestling: U.S. women face no. 1 Japan in in Freestyle World Cup!