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5 décembre 2017

Russia banned from the 2018 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee took its decision today about Russian participation for the 2018 Olympics.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Tony Chung (@shorttrackhd)

The IOC decided to suspend the Russian olympic committee for the 2018 Olympics. Following the doping violations that occurred at 2014 Sochi games, only some Russian athletes considered to be clean will be able to participate in the Pyeongchang olympic games. The athletes will represent the Olympic neutral flag, that is if Russia let them go.

Last week, the IOC banned for life some Russian athletes including Olga Fatkulina and Alexander Rumyantsev both long track speed skaters. The list of banned Russian athletes is constantly growing and the IOC is clearly trying to eliminate doping from the Olympics.

What are your thoughts on this decision? Should the entire Russian delegation be banned from the 2018 Olympics?

2 commentaires:

  1. I think that this is the only fair decision. It is difficult for the Russian athlete who is not doped (however theoretical this person is), but it is a step towards cleaning up the Olympics

    1. A decision like this prove to everyone that the IOC is trying to eliminate all types of doping from the Olympics! Victor An annouced a couple of hours after the decision that he would go to the games and represent the neutral olypic flag wich is mot surprising but a fairly good thing for short track speed skating that will not lose too much of it.