2012 Summer Olympics

2 Russian swimmers file appeals against Olympic ban

Two Russian swimmers filed an appeal Saturday against their exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, claiming the ban is "invalid" and "unenforceable."

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it received appeals from Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both seeking to overturn their bans over state-sponsored doping allegations.

The two were barred from the games by swimming's world governing body, FINA, in line with the new criteria for Russian athletes announced by the International Olympic Committee.

FINA said the swimmers were implicated in the report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren that detailed state-sponsored...