Thumbs-up from athletes for International Olympic Committee decision on Russian Federation

06 December, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • The Olympic rings are seen on the facade of the Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow

When the 2018 Winter Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, you won't see any athletes competing under Russia's flag.

The IOC executive board chose to suspend the ROC with immediate effect.

Putin said in October that both a blanket ban and allowing Russian Federation to compete under a neutral flag would be "humiliation for the country". "The decision that Russian athletes should compete under the Olympic flag as opposed to others is a clear show of discrimination".

"They will compete with a uniform bearing this name (OAR) and under the Olympic Flag", the IOC said in its ruling.

The news comes after the IOC announced that they will be taking steps to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee for "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system".

Bach said he hoped the winter sports superpower would not react by boycotting but state news agency TASS has already reported that Russian television will not broadcast a Winter Games without a recognisably Russian team.

As we learned in the making of our documentary Icarus, the Russian state ran a vast, state-sponsored doping system that made a mockery of the Olympic ideals of brotherhood and fair play.

"This should draw a line under this damaging episode", the International Olympic Committee said in an announcement made by its president, Thomas Bach in Lausanne on Tuesday.




Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko and his deputy minister Yuri Nagornykh are banned from all future editions of the Olympics.

A delegation from Russia led by Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhokov was on hand at IOC headquarters to receive the first word of the IOC decision.

The U.S. Olympic Committee supported the IOC's decision.

The neutral-athlete sanction is based on the approach taken by athletics' world governing body the IAAF at the Rio Games in 2016 and at this summer's World Championships in London.

That is, if Russian President Vladimir Putin allows them to go to the February 9-25 games.

But all eyes will be on President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday when he is scheduled to speak to his supporters during a planned event.

The IOC also will bar Russian officials who were team leaders at Sochi, and coaches or medial staff who have been linked to doping athletes. Sochi 2014 President Dmitry Chernyshenko has been removed from the 2022 IOC Coordination Commission. But Russia's success at those Olympics, according to former Moscow antidoping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov, came with some assistance behind the scenes. It wants the scientist extradited from the United States, where he is a protected witness.

Speaking earlier Tuesday before the International Olympic Committee announcement, she also said that a blanket ban was undesirable.

Recommended:



Popular

Soccer coach arrested with teen had started new job
Marys, Georgia. "We just want you to know we love you and miss you, we need to know you are safe", mom Scarlet Frisina said. Rodriguez was arrested and is being held in Onondaga County on a fugitive warrant, according to Syracuse.com .

Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday
The chairman's office did not respond when asked for comment on the calls to delay the net neutrality vote. The FCC needs to correct this course immediately.

Colin Kaepernick Might Get Time's Person Of The Year
Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" shortlist includes President Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and Colin Kaepernick . TIME's first selection was Charles Lindbergh, the first person to make a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic .

Elon Musk said when they will launch super-heavy rockets
The first flight of the Falcon Heavy is expected to launch in January of 2018, a bit of a delay from its initial 2013 launch date. He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024.

Villa Park product Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees
Boone has not been in uniform since retiring as a player eight years ago, but his hiring continues a trend around the majors. Boone said he had interviewed for front office and coaching roles in recent years, but never for a manager's job.

Doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead in India
The police have now registered a case against the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on the basis of a complaint filed by the family. Now, Parveen and several of his relatives sit outside Max Healthcare in Shalimar Bagh , demanding action against the hospital.

Shea Patterson Reportedly Given Permission to Explore Transfer from Ole Miss
According to the NCAA's official report, the three-year probation period is from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2020. Many fans say these sanctions could have short and long-term impacts on the Ole Miss football program.

Scott Frost hired as head coach of Nebraska
He returned to Nebraska and sat out the team's 1995 national championship season due to transfer rules. In 2015, the season before Frost took over, UCF finished with a record of 0-12.

No fear of England for Tunisia, Panama
We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. The tastiest group is Group B, which will be contested by Portugal, Spain, Morroco and Iran.

Dogs are more intelligent than cats, neuron-counting study concludes
According to the neuroscientist , studying the brains of different species teaches an important lesson: "Diversity is enormous". The study's findings also challenge the prevailing view that domesticated animals have smaller brains than their wild cousins.