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OJ-2018: Russia suspended but its athletes allowed to participate under Olympic flag

Ⓒ AFP – Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV – | The headquarters of the Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow, December 5, 2017

Russia has been suspended from the next Olympic Winter Games 2018 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Institutionalized Doping, but its athletes are allowed to participate in the events held in Pyeongchang (South Korea) from February 9 to 25, under flag Olympic and strict conditions.

The IOC also announced the lifetime ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitali Moutko, who has been in charge of sports for a long time.

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