Doping: Russians Excluded From Olympics Over 'serious' Suspicions

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Athletes and officials are also not allowed to stage or take part in "alternate" victory ceremonies organised by the Russian Olympic Committee or a third party.

"Today the IOC officially registered the lists of athletes and the Russian delegation in their system", Stanislav Pozdnyakov, the head of the Russian Olympic delegation, told Russian news agency TASS.

And after the Russian doping scandal rocked the 2014 Sochi Games, Team GB is hoping to be more in contention for medals this year.

Russian Federation was banned over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system at the 2014 Sochi Games.

"If such an athlete is not on the list then this independent panel has serious indications", of a doping past, Bach said.

"This time I have the opportunity to represent my other home - Jamaica - and make history as the first female team representing the country in the Winter Olympic Games".

On December 5, the International Olympic Committee ruled to ban Russia as a team from PyeongChang 2018, acting on the recommendations of the two Investigative Commissions which probed alleged Russian doping violations indicated in the McLaren report.

Russian Olympic Committee vice-president Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on Thursday: "At the moment, together with the national and worldwide federations, an application of OAR athletes was approved for 169 athletes".

Eric Nam recently sat down for a photo shoot and interview with Elle to discuss his plans for 2018 and his excitement for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Joining Hill on Team Canada in snowboardcross in Korea will be fellow B.C. athletes Tess Critchlow (Kelowna) and Carle Brenneman (Comox).

The IOC admitted 169 Russian athletes to the Games.

Stating that Keshavan is a pioneer for the nation at the Winter Games, sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that his needs had to be fulfilled on an urgent basis.

"It's something I have to deal with, and I braced myself for this ever since I first got my Russian passport".

But high-profile athletes, including the world's most successful short track speed skating star, Victor An, are still banned.

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