Russian Olympic Team Banned From 2018 Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Chairman of IOC Inquiry Commission into

Russian Olympic Team Banned From 2018 Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday made a decision to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, while paving a way for clean Russian athletes to compete without bearing the Russian national flag.

After CAS dismisses the Russian appeal, the International Olympic Committee executive decides that any Russian wanting to compete in Rio will have to prove that he or she was not involved in doping.

There appears to be an avenue for Russian athletes to compete in the games under the Olympic banner if they petition and have a rigorous, clean drug testing history, but the New York Times said some sports Russians had previous dominated like biathlon and cross-country skiing could be wiped out altogether. They will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag. The Olympic Anthem will be played in any ceremony for medals won by these athletes.

The Schmid report found evidence of "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system" which back up previous allegations of government involvement in cheating in the run up to and during the Winter Olympics nearly four years ago.

In Rio, Russia was allowed to field a team that was one-third the normal size, with the IAAF refusing to allow any Russians to compete.

The ROC to reimburse the costs incurred by the International Olympic Committee on the investigations and to contribute to the establishment of the Independent Testing Authority (ITA) for the total sum of Dollars 15 million, to build the capacity and integrity of the global anti-doping system.

Moscow after the International Olympic Committee announced the decision to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics. Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics
Russian Olympic Team Banned From 2018 Games

The IOC also imposed a lifetime Olympic ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, the organizer of soccer's 2018 World Cup, and imposed a fine of $15 million on the Russian Olympic committee.

"This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by WADA", he added, referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency. The second commission was led by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald and focused on individual athletes at Sochi.

Not to accredit any official from the Russian Ministry of Sport for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

The IOC also will bar Russian officials who were team leaders at Sochi, and coaches or medial staff who have been linked to doping athletes. The International Olympic Committee has banned Russian Federation from competing due to a recently-discovered case of performance-enhancing drugs.

The Pyeongchang Games will begin in 66 days, on February 9th, and run until February 25th.

Rodchenkov provided the commission with a damning 52-page affidavit, which Press Association Sport has seen, but Schmid said his team had corroborated every claim via testimony from other witnesses, forensic evidence, electronic records and further information.

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