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Olympic ban for Russia’s World Cup organizing chief

December 5th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s World Cup can’t avoid the tarnished legacy of Russia’s Winter Olympics.

The doping scandals that have consumed Russian sports for the last three years took another turn Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee handed a lifetime ban to Vitaly Mutko, the sports minister during the 2014 …

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Analysis: Russia pays a price, but no winners in doping saga

December 5th, 2017

If you’re looking for winners after the International Olympic Committee’s decision to boot Russia from the upcoming Games, keep on looking.

There are none.

Yes, it’s easy to view the IOC’s decision as a victory for clean athletes who have been desperately waiting for a day like Tuesday – when …

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Anti-doping leader lays out his wish list for Russians

December 5th, 2017

While the International Olympic Committee begins setting the rules for Russian athletes to compete at next year’s Winter Games, one of the world’s top anti-doping watchdogs already has some ideas.

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, tells The Associated Press that athletes in “high risk” sports such …

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Thumbs-up from athletes for IOC decision on Russia

December 5th, 2017

PARIS (AP) – Athletes who lost medals because of Russia’s doping program at the Sochi Olympics gave a broad thumbs-up to the International Olympic Committee’s decision Tuesday to let Russians compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games – but not under their own flag.

The consensus among athletes was that the …

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IOC imposes lifetime Olympic ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, organizer of soccer’

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – IOC imposes lifetime Olympic ban on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, organizer of soccer’s 2018 World Cup.

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IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee, will allow athletes from the country to compete as neutrals

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee, will allow athletes from the country to compete as neutrals at Pyeongchang Games.

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The Latest: Pyeongchang organizers respect IOC decision

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The Latest on Russian doping (all times local):

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Organizers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have issued a statement saying they accept and respect the International Olympic Committee’s decision to allow Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the Winter Games in February.

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The Latest: IOC targeting Russians in doping test

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The Latest on Russian Doping (all times local):

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The IOC’s medical director says Russian athletes are “particularly emphasized” in targeted doping tests on athletes preparing for the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee’s top doctor, Richard Budgett, says requirements being put on Russia …

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IOC to allow Russians to compete as neutrals at Olympics

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them.

The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea after its …

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IOC meets to decide on Russia’s Olympic participation

December 5th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

The International Olympic Committee did not bar Russia from the 2016 Olympics in …

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