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Russia banned from Winter Olympics but athletes can compete as neutrals

Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics, the IOC announced on Tuesday in a decision that comes just 66 days before the  2018 Games in Pyeongchang are due to begin.  Russian deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was Sports Minister at the time of the last Winter Games in Sochi 2014 and organized the 2018 World Cup, has also received a lifetime Olympic ...

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Russia pledges to defend its athletes as IOC mulls blanket ban over doping

Speaking to reporters in a conference call on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow will defend its athletes against doping allegations contained in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that was released last year. At the same time though, he stressed that the Kremlin was determined to maintain good relations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “W… Deutsche Welle: DW.com – ...

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IOC to rule on fate of Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics

What’s it all about? The International Olympic Committee (IOC) board is to meet at the organization’s headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday to decide what, if any action to take against Russia over evidence of systematic, state-sponsored doping among the country’s elite athletes. This evidence was outlined in the 2016 report on doping in Russia, which was commissioned by the World ...

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Russia 2018 organizing committee boss hits back at doping allegations

During a joint press conference with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Moscow on Friday, Vitaly Mutko, who is also Russia’s deputy prime minister, flatly denied that the state was behind the systematic doping of many of the country’s elite athletes, as alleged by a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). “I am ready to go to any court, ...

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Thomas Bach's IOC facing difficult decision regarding Russia

Critics of the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, are demanding that all Russian athletes be banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in light of new information on alleged doping violations in the country, which was passed on to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on November 10. As was the case in the ...

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WADA: Russia still 'non-compliant' with anti-doping code

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday refused to reinstate Russia’s suspended anti-doping agency, RUSADA, saying the country had still not fulfilled two key requirements. WADA had asked Russia to publicly accept results of an investigation by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that found Russia ran a state-sponsored doping program. It was also told to allow access to urine samples collected during ...

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World Cup qualifying: Christian Eriksen's hat trick puts Denmark through to Russia

Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark(Duffy 6′ — Christie o.g. 29′, Eriksen 32′, 63′, 73′, Bendtner pen. 90′) Christian Eriksen (pictured above, left) scored a hat trick in Dublin on Tuesday to lead Denmark to a 5-1 victory in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff.  “It is an incredible feeling. We have been fighting for so long to ...

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