Russia has been banned from competing at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee.
The Schmid report has found evidence of "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system" which back up previous allegations of government involvement in cheating in the run-up to and during the Winter Olympics almost four years ago.
Bach said: "This was an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport. This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system."
But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under a neutral flag.
More at the source: http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-sports/42242007
Thoughts? I'm rather shocked, never thought the IOC would have the balls to ban Russia.Last edited by p0isonparadise - on 05 December 2017