Following their intentions, USADA and the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport launched the joint Project Olympian. Legal assistance was provided by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.
The company helped USADA and CCES to initiate a lawsuit against the IOC. USADA and CCES addressed to Poland, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Norway, Austria and Finland seeking for their support.
Subject: Re: Contingency Planning - What if the IOC does not ban Russian athletes from Rio?
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:44:09 +0000
The national agencies refused, however, to be involved in political plot set up by the U.S. and Canada. As a result, USADA and CCES had to pay all the court fees.
Project Olympian is still running despite the failure of the lawsuit against the IOC. The United States and Canada have been frustrated by the IOC's strong and independent stance. USADA and CCES want to play political games instead of standing for clean sport. Their main goal is to put the IOC aside from taking decisions.
We will keep you updated. Expect new leaks.