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5 Dec 2017

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. But its athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to take part in the Games as neutrals. The International Olympic Committee decision, made in the last hour, followed claims that Russian officials ran a covert doping operation for its Olympic athletes at London 2012 and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Russian officials have denied any state involvement in the doping of athletes.