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I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics
12-05-2017, 12:52 PM
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I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics
I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics
By REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJADEC. 5, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.

That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways. The International Olympic Committee, after completing its own prolonged investigations that reiterated what had been known for more than a year, handed Russia penalties for doping so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.

<..> Now the sports world will wait to see how Russia responds. Some Russian officials have threatened to boycott if the I.O.C. delivered such a severe punishment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sport...mpics.html

Boycott away...lol who you gonna complain to. Cheaters don't get to play.

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12-05-2017, 07:41 PM
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Wow! I didn't see that coming!

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