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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea over doping scandal, IOC announces
Fox News. com ^ | December 5, 2017

Posted on 12/05/2017 12:12:47 PM PST by Kaslin

The Russian Olympic Committee was suspended on Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea over the 2014 Sochi doping scandal. Russia’s Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko and his then-Deputy Minister Yuri Nagornykh are banned from all future participation at Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Russian athletes will be able to compete in the Olympics as neutrals.

The IOC, which also suspended the Russian Olympic committee and IOC member Alexander Zhukov, said some competitors will be invited to participate as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)" without their national flag or anthem.

Russia could refuse the offer and boycott the games.

The IOC also banned Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko for life from the Olympics for his role in the country’s doping program.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2018olympics; athletes; oic; russia
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1 posted on 12/05/2017 12:12:47 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Exceptional example of balls on the part of the always wishy washy IOC.


2 posted on 12/05/2017 12:15:27 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Kaslin

I wish we could ban democRats from the next election


3 posted on 12/05/2017 12:16:53 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: Kaslin

Like anyone give a quack about these paraprofessional games.


4 posted on 12/05/2017 12:17:07 PM PST by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Kaslin

Let me get this straight...they are banned but will be able to compete? OK then.


5 posted on 12/05/2017 12:17:28 PM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: Kaslin

Getting revenge on them for all those years the Communist countries were doping.


6 posted on 12/05/2017 12:18:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Too bad that no one cares about the Olympics.


7 posted on 12/05/2017 12:18:37 PM PST by CrimsonTidegirl
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To: Kaslin

My, my.

They keep this up and one might begin to think the Olympics are more about politics than sports.

/sarc.


8 posted on 12/05/2017 12:18:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Kaslin
Russia didn't get the check to IOC officials in time.
9 posted on 12/05/2017 12:20:16 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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To: jmaroneps37
Exceptional example of balls on the part of the always wishy washy IOC.

Maybe - but why does it seem like in doing this they are really carrying out the foreign policy objectives of the Deep State?

10 posted on 12/05/2017 12:20:17 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: ColdOne

If they can compete, can they get as doped up as they want on ‘roids?

If not, why not?

Not like they will win a medal or nothing.


11 posted on 12/05/2017 12:20:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Kaslin

Who cares?


12 posted on 12/05/2017 12:22:26 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

No NHL, No KHL, No Russians.

I am really looking forward to watching stories about the heroic Nigerian female bobsled team (not)


13 posted on 12/05/2017 12:25:17 PM PST by PGR88
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To: FatherofFive

wont do a damn thing. These animals are more violent than neanderthals.


14 posted on 12/05/2017 12:26:15 PM PST by beergarden
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Maybe - but why does it seem like in doing this they are really carrying out the foreign policy objectives of the Deep State?

With comments like that, you sound like a PUTIN LOVER and probably helped the Russians collude to steal our election.....

15 posted on 12/05/2017 12:26:39 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near those games. Didn’t North Korean pull some crap in the 1988 games?


16 posted on 12/05/2017 12:31:16 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: ColdOne

No silly: They are banned but they may boycott!


17 posted on 12/05/2017 12:37:22 PM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: CrimsonTidegirl
Too bad that no one cares about the Olympics.

Are the Olympics coming up again?

18 posted on 12/05/2017 12:48:43 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (If we're going to look at nature to justify our actions, then I say let's start flinging poop around)
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To: Kaslin

Just ban the Olympics PERIOD. Boring, stupid, politically correct crap masquerading as sport. Toss in tons of cheating and corruption... Disgusting.


19 posted on 12/05/2017 12:50:01 PM PST by Professional
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To: Kaslin

Russia is so close (to S. Korea) and so far away!


20 posted on 12/05/2017 2:00:09 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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