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Russia banned from Winter Olympics by IOC
December 06, 2017

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over its state-orchestrated doping programme.

The IOC President Thomas Bach accused Russia of "perpetrating an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport".

He also announced, however, clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag.