Skip to comments.Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea over doping scandal, IOC announces
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. Russias 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 countrys doping program.
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Exceptional example of balls on the part of the always wishy washy IOC.
I wish we could ban democRats from the next election
Like anyone give a quack about these paraprofessional games.
Let me get this straight...they are banned but will be able to compete? OK then.
Getting revenge on them for all those years the Communist countries were doping.
Too bad that no one cares about the Olympics.
They keep this up and one might begin to think the Olympics are more about politics than sports.
Maybe - but why does it seem like in doing this they are really carrying out the foreign policy objectives of the Deep State?
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.
No NHL, No KHL, No Russians.
I am really looking forward to watching stories about the heroic Nigerian female bobsled team (not)
wont do a damn thing. These animals are more violent than neanderthals.
With comments like that, you sound like a PUTIN LOVER and probably helped the Russians collude to steal our election.....
I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near those games. Didn’t North Korean pull some crap in the 1988 games?
No silly: They are banned but they may boycott!
Are the Olympics coming up again?
Just ban the Olympics PERIOD. Boring, stupid, politically correct crap masquerading as sport. Toss in tons of cheating and corruption... Disgusting.
Russia is so close (to S. Korea) and so far away!
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