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2nd doping offence trips Russia's comeback to IOC

2nd doping offence trips Russia's comeback to IOC

Two years ago, the GRU penetrated a database containing drug test results and confidential medical data, and posted information about noteworthy US athletes including tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, four-time gymnastics gold medalist Simone Biles and women's basketball standout Elena Delle Donne.

Competing under the OAR banner means the athletes must hear the Olympic anthem rather than the Russian anthem if they win a gold, and may be unable to carry the Russian flag at the closing ceremony this weekend.

Russia's Olympic delegation chief and its figure skating silver medallist, Evgenia Medvedeva, made a last appeal to the IOC on Saturday, February 24 for their suspension to be lifted, apologising for the two doping violations during the Games.

England [U.K.], Feb 22 (ANI): Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has been stripped of his medal after being found guilty of doping.

The Russian Olympic Committee was banned from the Olympics on December 5 because of widespread doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. I think they have two more positive doping tests.

"Despite a good collaboration from the OAR delegation to respond to these (doping) cases in a prompt and transparent way, the implementation group was convinced that these cases caused significant concern", said Hoevertsz, who is from Aruba. That's half of the four doping cases reported so far at this year's Olympics.

"We have been through a lot so that we could blaze a trail", said Kim Eun-jung, skip of the South Korean women's curling team, which captured global renown as the "Garlic Girls" - all from a garlic-producing Korean hometown. "It's essentially a Korean problem", the official added.

"After the match, Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], [Prime Minister Dmitry] Medvedev and [Chief of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander] Zhukov called me up".

"Some athletes stayed behind later with the hope that they would be walking under the Russian flag". This, despite Russia's continued retaliation against the IOC's main witness, Dr Rodchenkov, and Russia's litany of further transgressions, including denial and obstruction toward the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency.

And above it all: unforgettable experiences for meticulously trained athletes from around the world, all gathered on a mountainous plateau on the eastern Korean Peninsula to test for themselves - and demonstrate to the world - just how excellent they could be.

The McLaren report concluded 1,000 athletes across 30 sports benefited from the doping programme between 2012 and 2015.

The outage ended about 15 hours after it was discovered, a member of the Pyeongchang organizing committee said, and did not impact the opening ceremony or competitions.

Reacting to the IOC's decisions on Russia, Rodchenkov's lawyer, Jim Walden, said in a statement: "Thomas Bach was a drowning man, but finally cooler heads within the International Olympic Committee threw him a life preserver".

The U.S. Biathalon team said Saturday they would boycott next month's World Cup Final in Russian Federation as an anti-doping message.

The Russians used a North Korean internet provider to make it appear the attack originated in North Korea, in what is known as a "false flag" operation, the Post said.


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