Russia banned from competing in 2018 Winter Olympics

By: Bisola Bello December 6, 2017
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Russia has been banned by the International Olympic Committee from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea next February over allegations of doping.

The IOC made the rulings after two investigations outlined a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.

Russia will be banned from competing in Pyeongchang, and there will be no Russian flags, anthems or uniforms.

But athletes who can prove they are clean – and have not previously been sanctioned – will be allowed compete under a neutral flag and the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia”, the IOC says.



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