The International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that they have banned the Russian Olympic Committee from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Only clean athletes will be allowed to participate under the Olympic flag. Per Bleacher Report...

Per the IOC's official website, the decision was made after a lengthy investigation into systematic doping under the ROC.

The findings of the investigation were published in the Schmid Report, which confirmed "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia."

The ROC has been suspended "with immediate effect," and there will be no accreditation for any members of the Russian Ministry of Sport. Dmitry Chernyshenko, a member of the Coordination Commission Beijing 2022, and IOC member Alexander Zhukov have been removed from their posts.
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Everyone dopes, why is it a big deal to everyone? Grow up.
Reply5 months
Where was this circa 1950-1988?
Reply5 months
Cheating and still couldn't win
Reply5 months
Their bud in the WH should be able to help them out.
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