IOC Suspends Russia But ‘Clean’ Can Compete At Winter Olympics Under Olympic Flag

The Rings - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The IOC executive board has banned Russia from the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after accepting overwhelming evidence of manipulation of the anti-doping at the previous Games in Sochi, 2014. ‘Clean’ Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang under the Olympic flag but the Russian Olympic Committee is suspended, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko and side-kick Yuri Nagornykh are suspended for life from all Olympic Games – how now, FINA with that highest honour for Vladimir Putin?

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The IOC executive board has banned Russia from the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after accepting overwhelming evidence of manipulation of the anti-doping at the previous Games in Sochi, 2014. ‘Clean’ Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang under the Olympic flag but the Russian Olympic Committee is suspended, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko and side-kick Yuri Nagornykh are suspended for life from all Olympic Games – how now, FINA with that highest honour for Vladimir Putin?

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