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JUST IN: Russia Banned From Pyeongchang Winter Games, Says IOC |RN

a person in a suit and tie: International Olympic Committee announces its decision on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne© REUTERS/Denis Balibouse International Olympic Committee announces its decision on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne
Russia’s Olympic Committee (ROC) has been banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year after the prolonged doping scandal but some athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
a close up of a bearded man in a suit and tie: International Olympic Committee announces its decision on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne© REUTERS/Denis Balibouse International Olympic Committee announces its decision on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne
The IOC also decided to suspend ROC president Alexander Zhukov as an IOC member given that his membership is linked to his position as ROC President.
 

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne© REUTERS/Denis Balibouse The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne

 

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