JUST IN: Olympic Committee announces penalty against Russia

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Due to the evidence of Russia’s orchestrated doping program of Olympic athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Tuesday that they have suspended the Russian Olympic committee from participating in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic games.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has been banned for life from the Olympics over his role in the doping program. He was the sports minister during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, when Russia was busted for the doping scandal.

Additionally, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov has been suspended from his role as an IOC member, and the Russian Olympic committee has been slammed with a $15 million fine.

Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as neutrals at the games, but not under the Russian flag or anthem, the IOC declared. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that it would be humiliating for Russian athletes to compete without their national symbols.

As a result, Russia may refuse to send any athletes and completely boycott the games.

Reuters reported:

Samuel Schmid, author of the report, told journalists: “The results are not based only on (whistleblower) Grigoory Rodchenkov’s testimony. There is scientific evidence, witness statements documents and correspondence.

“The facts are that in Russia there was systemic manipulation of doping and the anti-doping system … that also took place at Sochi 2014 (Winter Olympics).”

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