The IOC report confirmed the findings previous of investigations commissioned by by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), that found evidence that Russian Federation had concealed doping by hundreds of its athletes for years, aided by the country's intelligence services, with the cover-up reaching a crescendo during the 2014 Winter Olympics that Russian Federation hosted in Sochi.
In a historic act of punishment, Russia's flag and anthem will be absent from February's Pyeongchang Games in South Korea as effect for widespread doping that Olympic officials believe was supported by the country's government.
ARD airs a second documentary with new accusations aimed at Russian and Kenyan athletes based on a leaked IAAF database with details of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 competitors which revealed "extraordinary" levels of doping.
The politician is now head of the organising committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
Moscow has denied any state involvement in the doping of Russian athletes. However no announcement has yet been made by the country's president, Vladimir Putin, or the Russian Olympic Committee.
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.
If it was a victory to have the word "Russia" in the team name and invite some Russian athletes to compete, it came at a cost. The IOC has also banned Mutko and his deputy Yury Nagornykh from future games. due to their direct involvement with the state-sponsored doping.
International Olympic Committee ban Russian Federation from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping
Russian athletes or teams will participate under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)", ESPN reported.
There had been suggestions beforehand that such a punishment might lead to a wholesale Russian boycott of the Winter Olympics.
The CEO of the Sochi Olympics, Dmitry Chernyshenko, also had his place on an Olympic panel overseeing the 2022 Beijing Winter Games withdrawn by the IOC. Despite winning a best-in-field 33 medals at the Sochi games at the time, the official record books now show the Russians with 11 fewer, owing to punishments for the country's reportedly extensive and pervasive use of doping.
The country may just boycott the games altogether, however. We salute whistleblower Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, who risked so much to tell this story, and support all those who are willing to speak truth to power.
The executive board reached its decision Tuesday after a scheduled 4 1/2-hour debate when it heard from a Russian delegation that included world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who won two gold medals in fencing for West Germany during the 1970s, was disturbed with what was uncovered.
The commission based its findings on an independent report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and published a year ago.
Member of Trump team directed Russian Federation contacts, says Michael Flynn
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