В общем, всё написано в статье CNN, но я процитирую наиболее вкусные кусочки.
Doping bans on 28 Russian athletes were overturned on Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russian doping into chaos just over a week before the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals of athletes given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, saying there was insufficient evidence to show they had broken the rules.
The ruling means that athletes' 2014 results are reinstated and they could now seek to participate in the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, which open on February 9.
In a further 11 cases, CAS ruled that doping violations had been committed but that lifetime bans were not justified and the punishments were cut to a ban for the 2018 Games alone.
P.S. Оправдание отнюдь не означает отсутствия в России системы допингования. Просто её существование пока не смогли доказать. Посмотрим, что будет дальше.
P.P.S. Линк на обсуждение этой новости в torontoru, куда я её запостил вчера.