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IOC Bans Russian Team From PyeongChang Over State-Run Doping Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 17

The IOC banned the Russian Olympic team from the PyeongChang 2018 Games as punishment for its extensive state-run doping operation in Sochi, but individual athletes may be permitted to compete under a neutral Olympic flag if they are untouched by the scandal. Attention now turns to the highest level...

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